Overcoming obstacles

Thursday, August 18, 2011

When he was 15 years old, he tried to catch a ride on a heavily loaded truck. He was unable to pull himself onto the moving truck and fell beneath the wheels. His left leg was badly crushed and the surgeon decided to cut it off, but he begged them not to remove it.

They eventually agreed with him and were very successful in the surgery and treatment that followed. However, they said to him, "Harold, your leg has been too badly damaged. You will never play football again."

"Yes I will!" he protested. After his release from the hospital, he faithfully exercised every day. Not only did he return to play high school football, he set records in high school as the nation's highest scorer. He then went on to set many college and professional football records. To this day Harold "Red" Grange, the "Galloping Ghost," is recognized as one of the nation's greatest athletes. Some sports writers have said he is the definition of football and no one will ever again do what he did with a football.

Imagine with me what you or I could do for Christ if we had his dedication and determination.

Prayer: Father, help us to be willing to make every and any sacrifice necessary to serve You faithfully with all of our hearts and souls. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.