It is the third Sunday of Advent and lights are everywhere! They sparkled with a glow that captured the spirit of things to come for me. After services, I went for a very long run next to the lake; my longest run in 10 years. The weather was very warm for December (balmy and darkly overcast). The last mile was painful as my legs started to burn and then cramp. I kept running through the pain as I thought of the lights and their infinite glow. I can trust again and that is a gift given to me this Advent Sunday.