Today’s Illustration: A Modern-day “Chariots Of Fire” Runner Among Us!

Who hasn’t read the account of Eric Liddell, and its immortalized film presentation, “Chariots Of Fire.”

Sydney McLaughlin is a modern-day example of that same spirit and godly outlook concerning her abilities and the role of sports in her life!

“McLaughlin, who was born in New Jersey and ran track at the University of Kentucky, often discusses her faith on her social media accounts as well. Her Instagram bio reads, “Jesus saved me.”

“I no longer run for self-recognition, but to reflect His perfect will that is already set in stone,” she wrote after she set the world record in June. “I don’t deserve anything. But by grace, through faith, Jesus has given me everything. Records come and go. The glory of God is eternal. Thank you, Father.”

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Key Biblical Thoughts:

  • Hebrews 12
  • running the race
  • glory to God
  • talents & abilities
  • gifted
  • all to the glory
  • rewards
  • crowns
  • eternity
  • I Corinthians 9:24


Other Information & Links:

PDF by Alistair Begg On Eric Liddell

https://sportsspectrum.com/sport/olympics/2021/06/28/sydney-mclaughlin-glory-god-world-record/

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/hamilton-slash-robbinsville/articles/golden-again-nj-track-legend-sydney-mclaughlin-wins-second-olympic-gold-medal

https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/american-sydney-mclaughlin-wins-gold-giving-the-glory-to-god-and-grateful-to-represent-my-country.html

https://sharperiron.org/article/how-simone-biles-helps-us-understand-eric-liddell

https://thecripplegate.com/how-simone-biles-helps-us-understand-eric-liddell/#more-225641

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