Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Psalms 18:2-4,47,51; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 12:28-34
A number of year ago at a “Special Olympics” track and field event, held in Spokane Washington, the contestants lined up for the start of the hundred-yard-dash. When the starter’s gun was fired, all got off well, except one boy who tripped over his own feet, tumbled to the ground, scraped his arm and began to cry. Hearing this, two of the athletes stopped, turned around and went back to where the fallen boy lay. One girl, afflicted with “Down’s Syndrome,” bent down and kissed his injured arm. “This will make it better,” she said. With the boy back on his feet, the three held hands and crossed the finish line together.
A somewhat similar event took place in the “Madrid Marathon” several years ago. Four thousand runners answered the starter’s gun. Toward the end of the grueling race, two men were far ahead of the pack. Near the finish line, one of them was suddenly taken with severe leg cramps and was unable…
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