When he was fifteen years old, he tried to catch a ride on a heavily loaded ice truck. He was unable to pull himself onto the moving truck and fell beneath the wheels. His left leg was badly crushed and the surgeon decided to cut it off. But fearing life without his leg frightened him and he begged him not to remove it.
The surgeon eventually agreed with him and the surgery very successful as well as the treatment that followed. However, they said to him, “Harold, you will never play football again. Your leg has been too badly damaged.”
“Yes I will!” he protested. After his release from the hospital, he faithfully exercised every day. Not only did he return to play high school football, he set records in high school as the nation’s highest scorer. He then went on to set many college and professional football records. To this day Harold “Red” Grange, the “Galloping Ghost,” is recognized as one of the nation’s greatest athletes. Some sports writers have said that he is the definition of football and no one will ever again do what he did with a football.
Imagine with me, if you will, what you or I could do for Christ if we had his dedication and determination.
Prayer: Father, help us to be willing to make every and any sacrifice necessary to serve You faithfully with all of our hearts and souls. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.