Though I’ve thought often that I should post here…I get deep and moving words in my head when I’m in the woods…it’s been two and a half YEARS since I wrote here. I’d like to commit right here to write on a more regular basis but I know that is a commitment I can’t keep. It isn’t like I have any followers here, LOL. This is more for me. Anyway, I did want to have a long lasting record of my experience on the trail yesterday, April 25, 2020 so here it is.
The Buford Dam is at about the half way point of my run. From the dam, water is released to flow from Lake Lanier into the Chattahoochee River, down through Georgia and into Alabama and Florida. Before the water is released there is a siren/alarm that goes off several times to alert fishermen and kayakers to make their way off the river because the water level is going to rise and the current will get dangerously strong. If you turn up the volume you can hear the siren at the end of this video. As I ran today those sirens were nudges from the Holy Spirit as I was praying, speaking to me of whom to lift up until the next alarm.
Siren 1: Daniel
Siren 2: Mike & Lori
Siren 3: Brandon & Matthew
Siren 4: Grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles
Siren 5: Daniel’s friends
Siren 6: Friends of Mike and Lori
Siren 7: The church family at JCUMC
Siren 8: Physicians, nurses, staff at North Fulton Hospital
Siren 9: All who struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts, loneliness
Siren 10: Daniel’s peaceful rest in the arms of our heavenly father
I felt so connected to God as I ran today, maybe more than on any other run ever.
“May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.” ~2 Thessalonians 3:16