Tuesday, May 27, 2008

How much more?

As I sat and watched this video I couldn't help but think of the love this father must have for his child. He apparently would do anything for him. I thought about all the pain he must have went through, both physically and mentally. It made me think of this:

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him. So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. Matthew 7:11-12

So here is the story behind the video:

A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?' The father who, 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 saying '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' to. For those who didn't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile(3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island .

Father and son went on to complete the race together.

How much more would our Father in heaven give us if we would only ask??!!


LAURIE said...

AWESOME VIDEO! and reminder to us all that there is no distance far enough that our Heavenly Father would not go for us, His beloved children. -God bless, Laurie

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

So amazing. This story is so inspiring!


Jenifer said...

This first time I ever heard of this father-son duo I cried like a baby. What a beautiful picture of our Father's love for us. It reminds me that my Daddy will be with me through the raging storms of doubt and fear, He will carry me across miles and miles of unknowns, and He will push me beyond my human limits. For He knows the outcome of every trial and the blessings that await.

Blessings dear friend,

kmom3 said...

One of our associate pastors was talking to us about the Father's love and showed us a video of these two at the end of his sermon. I cried like a baby!!! What an amazing picture of how our Father loves us!
Thanks for posting this!
Hope you had a great weekend!

Dotwigg said...

that was great. very inspiring, how cool, that the son wanted to do such a strenuous activity. What a great picture of love and depending on God's strength and realizing God is in control, not medical conditions or circumstances.

Thank you for sharing such a great example and inspiration.

Christina said...

Okay that's pretty cool!

Rebecca said...

Okay, you have been successful at making me cry. What a testimony of an earthly father's love for his son and our Heavenly Father's love for us. That video is incredible!!!