Today's VerseThanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
~1 Corinthians 15:57
Thoughts on today's verse...
There was a commotion in the crowd and a man ran down from the grandstands. He pushed his way through the security guards and ran on to the track towards his son. It was Jim Redman, Derrick’s father. He placed an arm around Derek. “You don’t have to do this” Jim told his son. “Yes I do” Derek replied. “Well then” said Jim, “we’re going to finish this together”. Just before they reached the finish line, with the crowd screaming in support, Jim Redmond let his son go, so that he could cross the line on his own.
After the race Derrick Redman was interviewed and he said “My father was the only person who could have helped me, because he understood everything that I had been through.” (From Deeper Still by phil mccallum.) I so remember watching this event and I'm still moved to tears when I think about it or read a reference to it. I believe today's verse is an encouragement for us to finish the race, or the event, after all, Christ is the victor!
Abba Father, some days it is difficult to feel the victory and so much easier to claim defeat. May we remember that it is You who is the victor. Thank you for the example of Derrick Redman and his father, Jim Redman. May we always remember that like Jim Redman, You, our heavenly Father, are there to help us cross the finish line. In Jesus' name ~ Amen!
Yours, because we're His,