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But He also made me fast! And when I run, I feel His pleasure.

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In the wonderful 1981 film "Chariots Of Fire" which tells the story of two real-life British sprinters who ran at the 1924 Olympics - Harold Abrahams (a Jew) and Eric Liddell (a Christian) - the latter character says at one point  “I believe God made me for a purpose (to be a missionary in China). But He also made me fast! And when I run, I feel His pleasure. To give that up would be to hold Him in contempt. …to win is to honour Him…"
Personally, I have always taken great pleasure from watching sport events (athletics, cycling, football, swimming, etc…) - as well as taking part in sport myself - and my memories are marked by particular sporting moments that have been exhilarating, dramatic, triumphant, tragic or even moving. As I have got older I have come to truly appreciate the words said by Eric Liddell's character in "Chariots Of Fire" in relation to the talents that each of us are given and it gives me great pleasure to help young people discover and …