Treadmills, Tears, & Trafficking.

samanthasmiles

4.13 was the number on the treadmill. I still had another .87 to go. The stinging knot on my side grew increasingly painful. I wanted nothing more than to push the red STOP button. I could not do it. I could not finish my 5 mile run today. Nothing inside me wanted to keep going.

Then I remembered why I was running, why I am training for this half marathon. I am not running for myself. I am not running for fun.

I am running for FREEDOM.

I quickly grabbed my phone and changed the song to the anthem of my half-marathon journey. “Twenty-Seven Million” by Matt Redman & LZ7. (You can listen to it here).

I first heard this song when it was introduced at Passion 2012. A couple weeks after that conference, I wrote these words:

I’m angry. Again, this is definitely a righteous anger. Did…

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