March 24, 2010

The Story of a Runner

The cheers from spectators in the stadium are rumbling when he finishes his race. He has run for 5 km and he finished it as a number one. He wins the gold medal for his country and the audiences from all over the world are watching his victory.

Reporters run to him and ask him some questions. “We heard that you have an injury in your right foot but you can still win the race. How can you do that? Is it not hurt?”

“You can’t imagine how hurt I feel in my right foot.” He shows them his right food. They can see some pattern of blood from his right running shoe.

The reporters are seeing each other with fuzziness. “Then how could u still run with that kind of foot? And unbelievable u won it! What made u to not give up the race?”

He answers, “Because my father never gave up on me.”

One day after the race, many newspapers published the story of him. What made him never gave up even he felt huge pain in his right foot during the race.

When he was a child, the place where he leaved was in a war. Many people tried to run from their house, looked for safety zone. There are many explosions everywhere and many unlucky people had died. At that crucial time, he, who still 5 years old, was playing with his friends in the ground. His friends had run away but he couldn’t run with them because his right foot was bleeding. Some of the explosions near his place had gotten his right foot. He was crying in the middle of the ground while explosions and gun shots were everywhere. A moment later, his father run to him, grabbed him and took him to the safe zone.

“Are you okay? What happen with ur foot?” His father was terrifying when saw his son’s right foot was full with blood.

He didn’t answer coz he couldn’t stop crying. He was terrifying he would die.

“Listen son, I will never let you die…Don’t be afraid! I will take you to the safe zone. I promise, okay?”

His father smiled on him and suddenly he felt better. He smiled back to his father when one bullet got his father’s waist. But his father kept running.

“Daddy, are you okay?”

“I’m okay, son! don’t worry, you will not die…I promise! U will not die….” his father replied. He could feel his father’s breath was heavier than before. Then he saw that his father’s shirt was turn into red. After got the first shot, his father had two more shots in some parts of the body.

Finally, he was taken to the safe zone then his father died coz he run out of blood. He saw his father smiled before leaved him for the rest of his life.

“My father never gave up so i can live, that’s why I will live and never give up.”

To Golgota, not in a single second, Jesus thought to give up his cross. Why He did it? Coz He wants me and you to live and never give up in life.


  1. Awwww <3
    this story made me both happy and sad at the same time :) Never give up! That's all that matters :)

  2. >Luci - one moment maybe we can give up but we have Jesus as our back-up that's why..we are so lucky to have Him in our life =)


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