One of the big discoveries in my walk with Jesus was realizing that Jesus was tempted too. He was just like us in that He was tempted in every way He was nothing like us and that He never sinned. But the idea of Jesus being tempted by the enemy. That’s a story that I’ve read most of my life and it’s been read to me and I’m trying to picture Satan tempting Jesus. Like how does that even work? I mean, how could Jesus be tempted? And then when Satan does tempt Jesus he tempts him with Scripture and he says well, “this is what the word says but so if you’re hungry you could just command these stones to be bread and you could fall off of this tower and the angels would save you.” These are all things written in the word And then he says “if you’ll just worship me I’ll give you all these things that you see.” And I guess what hit me as strange, is that the things that Satan was offering Jesus were things that already belonged to Jesus. They were things that were already His. And for me, I guess I didn’t understand how is that a temptation? But the more I’d spend time in God’s word and the more I fall down and He gets me back up I’m seeing the temptation wasn’t in what was offered, the temptation was in the timing. What the enemy was offering Jesus, these are all the things that are going to be yours, but I can give them to you now. You don’t have to go to the cross. You don’t have to suffer. You don’t have to pay a price. You can have it now! And that’s how the enemy gets all of us He takes the needs that that our natural. Our god-given needs and he offers us a way to have it without God. He offers us a way to have it now. And that has hit me and that is hit you. And when I read the story of the prodigal son I can feel everything that son had to be feeling out there in those fields. He knew my dad has all of this and all of it is his and one day it’s all going to be mine. And he’s out there and he’s working and he’s sweating and he’s toiling over these fields and he just hears the parties from down the road. He feels the breeze from the other towns and the smells from the other towns, He’s got – I could have all this now and that’s the lie that the prodigal son fell for. He wanted it now. And he went out and he got what he wanted and he found his end, and he found where an earthly dream met in an earthly way ends. It ends with the pigs. It ends in the mud. And I stand in front of teenagers every week at my church, I’ve been a youth pastor for half my life and I talk to prodigals. I can see them running in their chair I can see everything about them jittering as I’m speaking the truth of God’s love. Because they’re trying their best not to hear it. The most ironic thing about the song “Even When You’re Running” is that the true prodigals will probably never hear it. Because you don’t want anything about Jesus in your ears when you’re running. You’re trying to keep the life, your life and everything around you as loud as you can get it, because every time it gets quiet you’re reminded. Not reminded that you’re in trouble, But you’re reminded that God’s love is still there. And I’ve looked into the eyes of high schoolers, college students, and even adults And I’ve said this to them, I said “you can try to run him away You can try to drink Him away, and party Him away and sex Him away and do as many things as you can, but as soon as the noise quiets down there you are with the truth of God’s love”. God’s love is inescapable and in this song, I tried to create a song where the music itself is running. And I wanted you and you’re listening to this song I wanted you to feel the leaves and the limbs slapping you in the face as you were getting as far away from whatever it is as you can. But where ever you stop, there He is. The Father made the way for you. The Son killed the grave for you. Let His spirit come alive in you. Are you tired of the running?