Saturday, August 25, 2012

In Our Race Called Life : Never Give Up & Keep Going




I found this video in my computer which I've almost deleted. This was shown during one of our meetings back in my college days. Perhaps some of you have already watched it but nonetheless I would like to share it to everyone here especially to those who haven't had the opportunity to see it.

In the past few days we might have been so stressed out with work or studies, and may have been beaten up with life's adversities. I think its about time to sit back for a while, relax and get some load of inspiration to keep us going and stay motivated.

May you be inspired and be bountifully blessed while pondering upon the message behind this short film.




Here's the complete excerpt of the video:

(In) 1992 a young man was favored to win the 400-meter race in the Barcelona Summer Olympics.
However disappointment came about 250 meters from the finish. His hamstring tore, he hobbled into a halt and then fell to the ground..in pain.
As stretcher bearers made their way over to him, he knew he had to decide.
Suddenly a large man pushed through the crowds, fighting back security. The man was his father.
"You don't have to do this," he told his weeping son. "Yes I do," the son declared.
"Well then", replied his dad, "we're going to finish this... together"!
The father wrapped his son around his arms and helped him hobble through the track.
Shortly before the finish line, the father let go of his son and the son completed the race...with a standing ovation from the crowd of 65,000.

Derek Redmond may not have finished the first place..but he managed to finish his race!
Despite the pain, despite the tears....
he was determined to give his all,
motivated by a love so strong...of a father who picks him up when he falls.
What made the father do that?
...to leave the stands and meet his son on the tracks?
It was the pain on his child's face.
His son was hurt...but wanted to finish the race.
So the father came to help him finish.
God is like that. When we are hurting and fighting to finish, he comes and helps us.
How about you?
How is your race?
Are you in pain?
Are you on the verge of quitting?
God wants you to finish strong
...because He loves you.
Will you open your heart to Him?




Happy Sabbath! God Bless You.








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