I must’ve been living under a rock for the last 20 years, but I just today saw this video of Dick and Rick Hoyt. If you haven’t heard, Rick was born with cerebral palsy. He has never walked, much less run, but he and his father run triathlons together. Actually Dick pushes, pulls, and carries Rick to the finish line.
I don’t know if the Hoyts are Christians, but this father and his son exemplify grace to me in a moving way. Touched me in so many ways, as a father, as a son, as a Christian leaning on the Jesus.
The father carries is child to the finish, and the child basked in that glory with his father. The joy is found in the journey together, and the effort is all one sided.
I am that man in the wheelchair, but I get to cross the finish line too. Grace. Sweet grace.
This Youtube version below is a bit grainy. The version on the Hoyts’ official website is very clear. You need to watch this video and pay attention to Rick’s facial expressions.