Tough Mudder 2012 Gallery
I learned a lot about myself and 14 others guys that prior to training for this event I did not know too much about. If you search the internet you can find blogs all over the place about people discussing their personal thoughts and emotions as they grinded their way through the mud and misery of race day. The one thing that these blogs fail to discuss is the process that prepped them for the big day and the experience they had while training.
I think the journey to the race was much more meaningful than the race itself. Here we are 2 weeks removed form the race and I feel a bit of a void in my life now that the regular training sessions are over. It is difficult to put into words the bonding and camaraderie that was established and the comfort level that developed between most of us.
Ephesians 4:11-16 states:
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
It now is upon us to continue to expand our brotherhood by reaching out to others we know and invite them into our group and allow them to experience the personal and spiritual growth we have been so blessed to know. It is upon us to share this personal growth and experience with other Churches so that the men of their congregations can grow physically stronger as well as spiritually.
After all if we cultivate the soil of men and nurture their physical state the spiritual seeds the Church plants will grow and become splendid vine like the seedlings in
Ezekiel 17:8 It had been planted in good soil by abundant water so that it would produce branches, bear fruit and become a splendid vine.