I saw on TV last night that it’s Transformer’s Friday. I like that. They said it is because that ridiculous movie is being release on DVD, I say, it is because I have another great example from a cross country runner to share, and I think it will create some transformation in you!
I was actually shown this clip on Wednesday night. The group of men that I met with on Wednesdays are planning to spend the month of October talking about fatherhood, and more importantly being courageous as a father. This study actually coincides with today’s release of the new movie “Courageous“, which I urge all of you to find some time to go see. ( if you are in the Chattanooga area – there is a large group of men going to view this movie Monday night – please join us!)
So, back to the point. during our time on Wednesday, we reviewed this video about Ben Comen, a high school cross country runner with Cerebral Palsy.
Really, you need to check out this video. It’s an ESPN piece from a few years ago. This dude has a lot of courage and a lot of strength to push himself despite his physical disadvantage. If you don’t have time today, please take the 8 minutes this weekend to watch this little clip, I think you will be glad you did.
And then you can take encouragement from Ben, as you fight against whatever uphill, unbalanced, and rocky challenge you are dealing with as you run through your life. Hopefully, you will be able to look at whatever is knocking you down with a little more courage and strength – after all, we have Him on our side.
9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 New International Version (NIV)