Chariots of Fire | ★★★★★★★★★★

Today I would like to examine the legacy of another runner. Like Derek Redmond, Eric Liddell was an Olympic runner. I recently watched the HD version of his Olympic story (my all time favorite movie "Chariots of Fire") and wanted to share that experience with you. Some scenes from the movie are purely glorious film making. A scene from it traces Eric Liddell's resolve (to not run on Sunday) before the British Olympic Committee, to his reading of Isaiah 40 (in church that Sunday) and finishes with his Gold medal win at the 1924 Olympics ... it is so inspiring.

Here are few of great quotes from the movie:
"Then where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within." -- Eric Liddell

"I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure." -- Eric Liddell

"The "lad", as you call him, is a true man of principles and a true athlete. His speed is a mere extension of his life, its force. We sought to sever his running from himself." -- Duke of Sutherland (speaking of Eric)
In Eric we see a young man preparing to run a greater race ... the race to fulfill his life as a missionary in China. I find it amazing that a man so young understood so much. Real life and power comes from within ... and we feel His pleasure when we run a life from within. On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★★★★★

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1 comment:

  1. KB,

    I give it a 10 too. Good Call.

    The 'But God made me fast...' monologue is the very best to me.

    God Bless


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