Posted by: John G. Reed
in Frank's Blog on 18, Aug, 2014
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He ran 9 miles.
Not as a recreational or competitive runner.
Not in training for a marathon or other race.
And not all on the same day or even in the same week.
Walter Payton ran 9 miles as a running back for the Chicago Bears professional football team.
His played for 13 years and appeared in 191 games.
In the game when he reached this amazing milestone one of the announcers reported "Walter Payton has just accumulated over 9 miles in career rushing yardage."
The other announcer then quipped: "Yeah, and that's with someone knocking him down every 4.6 yards."
Football isn't the only place you need to get up after getting knocked down.
Perseverance isn't just needed in football.
It's also needed in the Christian life.
God has not promised us an easy life just because we believe in Him.
Jesus never said that if we follow him our lives will go smoothly.
But we ARE promised a friend who will walk with us every step of the way.
A friend who will be there when we get knocked down....
And who will help us get up...
Again and again.
Note: I like the poem on this theme. You can view it by clicking here.