As I thought about what wonderful mothers my wife and Mom are, I couldn't help but to think of Jesus Christ's mother -- Mary. God the Father sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to bring redemption to humanity. Jesus Christ didn’t just appear as an adult, or fall from the sky. He was born of a woman, and had a human mother. The archangel announced to Mary of Nazareth that she was "full of grace," and was chosen to be the Mother of Jesus, the Savior of humanity. It was Mary who first heard and believed in the glad tidings of the Savior’s arrival. Virginally conceived, Jesus was born surrounded by His mother's faith. Jesus honored Mary as His mother and showed her the love of a devoted son. With her maternal heart, she held a privileged place in His life and mission. Mary understood who Jesus was and what He was called to do. From the crib to the cross, from Pentecost to her Assumption, Mary loved her Son and faithfully served Him as her Savior and Lord.
Mother's Day is an opportunity for us to thank the woman who gave us life and to reflect on the unique role that mothers are called to play in the lives of their children and in the world. Yes, I believe that should be celebrated every day of the year!
From Him, Through Him, For Him (Romans 11:36),
- United States in 2006 (3,260 miles solo in 108 days at age 41)
- Montana in 2008 (620 miles solo in 20 days at age 43)
- Alaska in 2009 (500 miles solo in 18 days at age 44)
- Germany in 2010 (500 miles solo in 21 days at age 45)
- The Mojave Desert in 2011 (506 miles solo in 17 days at age 46)
- Various Photos From Mileposts Gone By
- Students Worldwide Who Ran With Me Virtually
- Roadside Sights From My Running Adventures
- Some Cycling Moments From The Past