Monday, November 1, 2010
Yesterday nearly 13,000 people ran past our house 4 blocks away on Marathon Blvd. It was the commemorative Athens Classic Marathon that marked 2,500 years since the battle of Marathon and that traced the course run by the fabled Greek soldier who ran to Athens to bring the news of the victory.
History records the story of how the Persian Emperor, Darius, attacked the little city of Marathon, 42 kilometres north of Athens and lost to the Athenians. Believe it or not, this was the same “King Darius” who looked down into the den of lions to see if Daniel was still alive!
Times have changed, battles haven’t. There is huge battle raging here in Greece and in the heavenlies for the precious souls of the Greek people. The fabled Pheidippides was the messenger of victory then! Today, it’s you and I who must proclaim that the victory has been won over this land. We must herald the news everywhere that victory is sure.
Thank you for persevering and “running this race” with us in prayer. The battle is dependent on you! The Kingdom of God is gaining ground here in Greece. Keep praying, keep running and proclaiming His victory!
Hebrews 12: 1-1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
Posted by HM Blog at 4:25 AM