They come in all kinds of packages; all ages, shapes and sizes.
Heroes are people who, by definition, are known for feats of courage and achievement.
This past Saturday, two of our boys ran in a 5K race. That’s not so unusual for the oldest, considering he’s on his high school cross country team. But the youngest is only 9 and had no other reason for running than the fact that he looks up to his biggest brother and wants to be just like him. He is his hero in many aspects.
Big Brother M thinks his youngest brother is a hero for getting up on a hot, July Saturday and running 3.1 miles.
On this day they were both my heroes. M for being such a good role model for his littlest brother, helping him train and giving him race day tips on how to do well, and J was my little hero for never giving up and for not only finishing the race, but doing so well ahead of many other runners.
Yes, they are both heroes because not only did they run hard for the finish line; they gave it everything they had.
And that’s what it’s all about!
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1 Corinthians 9:26 (The Message)
I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.