by Pastor Tim Burt
The Jim Thorpe Story
This is Jim Thorpe. Look closely at the photo, you can see that he’s wearing different socks and shoes. This wasn’t a fashion statement. It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, represented the U.S. in track and field.
On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage can. That’s the pair that he’s wearing in the photo. But one of the shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim won two gold medals that day.
This is a perfect reminder that even when life isn’t fair the question is what are you going to do about it today? Whatever you woke up with this morning; stolen shoes, ill health, failed relationships, failed business, don’t let it stop you from running your race. You’ve got an impact to make so get on with living. You can have reasons not to or you can have results…but you can’t have both.
Hebrews 12:1 (NLT2) “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”
If you’d care to read more about Jim Thorpe, you can read author Bob Wheeler’s biography Jim Thorpe: “The World’s Greatest Athlete”
In His love,
Pastor Tim Burt
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