Today's real heroes : The inspiring and encouraging story of a father's extraordinary love for his son (Team Hoyt - Dick and Rick Hoyt with video)

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Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by my combined Word-Filled Wednesday and Thankful Thursday post. It's been very long time since I last participated in these because I have been unable to blog actively.

♥ Today, God fills my heart with praise and thanksgiving when a friend shared with me this very encouraging video of a father's love for his son. It reminded me of our Heavenly Father's love for wretched sinners like us.

♥ I thank God that He loved us and He demonstrated His love for us by giving His only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us, to redeem us from the condemnation of sin and give us life here and eternal life.

♥ I thank God that by His grace, we can live a meaningful and productive life despite whatever limitations or infirmities.

♥ I thank God that He provides people around us who love us and takes care of us. Thanks for each and every one of you for your visits and encouragements.


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8


God's precious promises to in through all the trials in this life:

My grace is sufficient for thee (you):
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Please take a moment to watch this inspiring true story of two very remarkable men :

* Rick Hoyt, a 46 years old man born a spastic quadriplegic, cerebral palsy, non-speaking person but achieved independence and inclusion in community activities, sports, school and the workplace, and is a graduate of Boston University; and

* his father, Dick Hoyt, a 66 years old elderly man, who loved his son dearly and determined to raise him up as "normally" as possible. Dick pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines. When Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing. When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike. When Dick swims, Rick is in a small but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by Dick.

An inspiring and encouraging story of a father's extraordinary love for his son.




Read more about them on their website : http://www.teamhoyt.com/index.html

Other real-life testimony or inspirational story of people with extraordinary courage :

* No Arms, No Legs, No Worries : Victory in God's grace, the story of Nick Vujicic (video)

* In celebration of being alive

Thanks again for stopping. Take care and have a blessed day!

17 Kind thoughts:

Denise said...

This was beautifully inspiring my friend, love you.

Susan said...

Yes, this is an awesome testimony of a father's love.

And to think how much MORE God loves us!!!!

Simply amazing!!!

You've been missed Nancie.

Hope you have a blessed day♥

Bogie said...

Very nice!Thanks for Sharing… Happy Word-Filled Wednesday!

Transparent Tulip said...

from His enemy to His friend. Oh the grace of God!

Mariposa said...

Nancie, it's been a long time since I stopped by here, but there was no moment that I did not think of you, you are always in my prayers...

This is such an inspiring post...and love the stories you shared with us all...

And the verse...very true...makes us all so blessed that He loves us so much to have sent His only Son so that we will be saved.

I'm also combining my WFW and TT...great minds think alike? ;)

God bless you...

(((HUGS)))

Groovewoman ♫ said...

Beautiful!

Happy WFW!
Groovewoman

Toia said...

If I am not mistaken I thought I saw a music video featuring Team Hoyt.

Thanks so much for sharing!! I love your graphics.

Blessings to you!!
Happy WFW!!

Amydeanne said...

Great post Nancy!

LAURIE said...

Beautiful post today. Thank you for sharing such great scriptures and videos with us over at Thankful Thursday! What an incredible testimony of the hope that we have Jesus Christ! -blessings, Laurie

Angela said...

I thank God that He loved us and He demonstrated His love for us by giving His only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us, to redeem us from the condemnation of sin and give us life here and eternal life. amen amen amen

Raye Ann said...

My grace is sufficient for thee (you):
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Thank you and Blessings

FromThe Creek said...

How true!

Jerralea said...

How inspirational! Thank you so much for posting this for us and for reminding us of this scripture: My grace is sufficient for thee (you):
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9

He uses US to reflect His strength and glory. Awesome!

Serendipity said...

Hi Nancie, so happy to hear from you again. This is such an inspiring post!

Take good care now. You're always in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy said...

Very beautiful verses and pictures, thank you ~

Michele Williams said...

Such an inspiring video my friend! Wow! Amazing!

You are missed... but I totally understand. Blessings...

More Than Conquerors said...

Thank you for stopping by, dear friends and all your encouragements. Take care and God bless!

 

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