A son asked his father, "Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?" The father, despite having a heart condition, says "Yes".
They went on to complete the marathon together.
Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always says "Yes" to his son's request of going through the race together.
One day, the son asked his father, "Dad, let's join the Ironman together." To which, his father said "Yes" too.
For those who didn't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 3.86 kilometer ocean swim, followed by a 180.2 kilometer bike ride, and ending with a 42.195 kilometer marathon along the coast of the Big Island.
Father and son went on to complete the race together
It might not sound touching, but wait until you see this video..
My friend shared this video on Facebook, and I was crying throughout the video. It shows how far a father's love can go. It makes me think, if a father in this world can do this, how much further my Father in Heaven will go?
Our life is pictured as a race. And most of the time, things we face in life are races we have to go through, races we're supposed to win. While facing these, how many of you feel like giving up sometimes? How many of you get so tired of this life sometimes?
I do. As a human, it's inevitable. We get tired, hopeless, angry. But watching this video actually reminds me of one thing. One thing that we shouldn't do in the midst of trouble. It's giving up. Once you give up, there's nothing more in this world you can do, you're out of the race.
When I watch the video, I realized what we ought to do is pictured perfectly by the son, the disabled son (just like us, sometimes when things don't go the way we want it, we always feel we're disabled). Just like him, all we need to do is ask, "Father, will you go through the race with me?" And you see as what the father always says, Father in Heaven will always says, "Yes" as well. He will take us along safely, He will run for us, swim for us, cycle for us. He will go through the whole race with us and for us. And with the Almighty God, who can doubt that we will not finish the race succesfully?
All we have to do is ask for Him, and just stay with Him, all the way.
Yes He loves us that much.
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me."