This past weekend, Fountainview students and staff had the privilege of participating in the Vancouver Sun Run. Here’s one student’s perspective:

“Standing amid the sea of runners, I take it all in. Thousands all colorfully decked out in running pants, shorts, and the latest running shoes. My eyes scan the people and buildings that stretch as far as the eye can see. There are a few around who make me smile: those in astronaut suits, Santa outfits, and women dressed as Superman. I’m hardly able to contain my excitement as my whole body jitters with anticipation for the moment when we finally begin the race. After what feels like forever, and yet at the same time seems only a few minutes, the awaited moment arrives. With much effort I restrain myself, making sure I don’t use all my energy on the first few kilometers of the race. Zigzagging my way through the swarms of people, I navigate towards my goal: the finish line, ten kilometers away.

This run reminds me of another race. “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1 NKJV). “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14 NKJV). We must keep our eyes on our goal—heaven. But don’t worry, God doesn’t ask us to sprint there. He tells us to run with endurance, one step at a time.”

Lauren J.
Grade 11