Watch this inspirational video that will surely touch your heart and remind us that the love of our father is strong. This also reminds me of a bible verse: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” -2 Timothy 4:7
Derek Redmond was favored to win the 400-meter race in the Barcelona Summer Olympics. However, disappointment came about 250 meters form the finish line. His hamstring tore, he hobbled into a halt, and then fell to the ground..in pain. The stretcher bearers made their way over to him, but he decided to finish the race. So despite the pain, he stood up and began to hobble along the track.
He was soon joined on the track by his father, Jim Redmond, who barged past security and on to the track to get to his son. “You don’t have to do this” he told his weeping son. “Yes, I do.” his son declared. Well then replied his dad, “we’re going to finish this ..together!”
The father wrapped his arms around his son and helped him hobble through the rack. Shortly before the finish line, the father let go of his son and the son completed the race with a standing ovation form the crowd of 65,000. Derek Redmond may not have finished first place but he managed to finish his race!