Monday, March 02, 2009


'Chariots of Fire' is an old movie which shares the real life story of Eric Riddel, a Scot. He worked as a missionary to China but had a passion for running. He wanted to please God with his gift of running. During the Olympic heats, he learnt that he was scheduled to run the 100 meter dash on a Sunday. He flatly refused to run. The solution was found by exchanging his heat fro a 400 metre race. Eric went to win gold and his 'friend,' an English man went to win gold in the 100 m dash. The build up to the race is full of struggles and disapproval from Eric's family. In particular, Eric's sister, Jane did not think that running was in line with Go'd command to be still and know that He is God (Is 46:10).

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