February 19, 2020 – What Height Record?
In the news, on February 8, Armand Duplantis , a 20-year-old pole vaulter broke the world record by vaulting himself 20 feet, 2⅞ inches over the bar. That broke the world pole vault record. But he wasn’t done… a week later, he jumped even higher, so he broke his own record and jumped 20 feet, 3⅜ inches. Jumping 1/2 an inch more may not seem like a big deal, but in the land of world records, that’s a huge amount.
So two things about this–one–it’s okay to work on things in small amounts, like 1/2 inch improvements. Working on kindness takes practice, working on reading your Bible takes practice. Be kind to yourself and take small steps, it’s okay.
Second, God is the God of heights–He is master of the sky, the universe, he knows all the stars by name. There is no distance that can keep him from you.
38 For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, 39 or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us.Romans 8:38-39 (TLB)
Dear Father, thank you for loving me so deeply. Forgive me for when I don’t think of it, and I don’t tell others about your love. Amen.