Thursday, December 17, 2009


In 1992, Derek Redmond, Britain's star sprinter was looking to get into the finals of the 400 meter event at the Olympic Games in Barcelona.

His career was filled with injuries and this day would be no different as he tore his hamstring. Check out the short video above for a great picture of what perseverance is all about. It's about pressing on through our pain and adversity, knowing that our Heavenly Father is going to help us along the way.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Hebrews 12:1


Chris Cree said...

I can see why he'd want to cross the finish line no matter what after putting all that time and effort into training for the event. I know I'm too often prone to quite when things get trough rather than seeing them through. Thanks for the reminder, Jim.

Jim Lange said...

Chris, on one side I agree with you. However, after training so hard for this one moment only to see it disintegrate would be very disheartening. I believe many would not finish because they were so despondent. Yet, he chose to go on which is a great example to us all. Thanks for checking in Chris!