Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A really inspirational story

I thought that you might like to read this story about a 61-year-old Australian farmer who won the world's toughest endurance race - 875 kilometers from Sydney to Melbourne all in one go! I'm sure his story has been used in 10,000 sermon illustrations relating to Hebrews 12:1-3, where the writer says:
1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (NASB)

My thanks to J.D. Roth at Get Rich Slowly for posting the link. This really made my day.

The Legend of Cliff Young: The 61 Year Old Farmer Who Won the World’s Toughest Race