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Friday, July 11, 2008

The Flying Scotsman

On July 11, 1924, an incredible athlete showed the world that those who follow God's law will be blessed.

Eric Liddell refused to participate in a secular event on the Lord's day and was widely ridiculed. Several days later, he competed in a race he didn't even train for.

Here is original footage of the event, Eric is in the outside lane

Here is my favorite part from Chariots of Fire.

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Blogger Jane said...

Isn't it interesting that on the same date July 11 Chick-fil-a gave away free food in their somewhat silly somewhat fun cow appreciation day- While I don't want to in any way link Eric Liddell's accomplishments to "cow appreciation day"
I do have the same level of respect for Chick-fil-a owner and founder Truett Cathy as for Mr. Liddell. The deck was stacked against him everyone predetermined his failure because of his conviction against doing business on the Lord's day...but God is in the business of honoring those that honor Him. May our lives honor Him. I love you son- Mom

July 12, 2008 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

Wonderful movie! It was a dark horse to win the Oscar that year, but it did, and I was so pleased that a movie with such an obvious Christian message won. (That soundtrack by Vangelis will always be synonymous with running...just as the Rocky theme will always evoke getting in shape! :)0

July 15, 2008 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Covenant Vision said...

that's probably one of my fav clips in the movie too. also love the reading of Isaiah 40 in the church before the race. amazing words of true hope in adversity.

August 12, 2008 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Thanks for the comment and welcome to my blog!

I know what you mean. I also like that shot of the expression on Harold Abrahams face as Liddle crosses the finish line. Abrahams, who has just barely won his own race, can't believe what Liddle has just done!

August 12, 2008 at 9:17 PM  

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