Today's real heroes : The inspiring and encouraging story of a father's extraordinary love for his son (Team Hoyt - Dick and Ri
Posted Mar 31 2009 11:37pm
Thanks for stopping by my combined Word-Filled Wednesday and Thankful Thursday post. It's been very long time since I last participated in these because I have been unable to blog actively.
Today, God fills my heart with praise and thanksgiving when a friend shared with me this very encouraging video of a father's love for his son. It reminded me of our Heavenly Father's love for wretched sinners like us, and how He demonstrated His love for us by giving His only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us, to redeem us from the condemnation of sin and give us life here and eternal life. And by His grace, we can live a meaningful and productive life despite whatever limitations or infirmities. He provides people around us who love us and takes care of us.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
God's precious promises to in through all the trials in this life:
My grace is sufficient for thee (you): for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Please take a moment to watch this inspiring true story of two very remarkable men :
* Rick Hoyt, a 46 years old man born a spastic quadriplegic, cerebral palsy, non-speaking person but achieved independence and inclusion in community activities, sports, school and the workplace, and is a graduate of Boston University; and
* his father, Dick Hoyt, a 66 years old elderly man, who loved his son dearly and determined to raise him up as "normally" as possible. Dick pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines. When Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing. When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike. When Dick swims, Rick is in a small but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by Dick.
An inspiring and encouraging story of a father's extraordinary love for his son.