The third film in a four part series called "Finish" for Verge Camp 2014.
Sydney McGuire (Runner)
Director: Phil Woodall.
Executive Producer: Scott Silcox
Camera A: Todd Shafer / Phil Woodall
Camera B: David Smith
Movi Operator: David Smith
Location Audio: Robbie Holder
Grip: Robbie Holder
Edit: Phil Woodall
Color Grade: Phil Woodall
Music: "When We Left" by Salomon Ligthelm (via The Music Bed)
Voice-over: Reese Mitchell
Script: Daniel Jackson
Craft-services: Shanna Mitchell
The question hums in my head like a stubborn summer gnat.
This is my great race of faith, and the buzz of new beginnings has long left me. The fluttering
butterflies of ‘what might be’ are gone. Now all that remains is the grit and grind of today. Of this
moment. Of the yes or no I can give. The future is right here.
The run of faith ahead plagues my mind. It is my friend and my enemy. It hurts me and makes
me stronger. And although my flesh drags me down like an anchor untimely loosed, the siren of
His voice calls me to arise again and again.
Pushing through the sludge of second guessing and compromise, my head clears like stepping
out into the thin, cool air of dawn, and my heart comes to its resolve: my faith can't just be
something I do; it must be who I am.
I embrace the road. I love the rock that trips me. The sun that blinds me. The desert dry ache of
fatigue. I welcome the ripping wind against my cheeks.
Go ahead. Call me bullheaded. Relentless. Stiff-necked.
What else can I be? Apathy tickles my heel like a vine takes to an idle barn. I cannot sit still. The future of my faith is made in the now. In the ever-present yes.
Again? yes. Again? yes. Although it pains me to continue, it hurts much worse to stop.
For Him, I will run with perseverance the race of faith set before me.
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