Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I am a sucker for stories that turn my heart inside out and make me cry with joy. This video of Dick and Rick Hoyt, father-and-son marathon team, has as its soundtrack I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me. In the popular listening of this song, the theology is extremely limiting. But listening to it through the experience of this incredible relationship gives it a whole new meaning. These two are savior to each other; they literally saved the other's life: Rick, from a motionless existence and Dick from possible heart failure. They have given each other eternal life, that is, the fulness of life lived now, redeeming the past, and recreating the future.

Rick's only wish is that one day he could push his dad.

Team Hoyt

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