May 24, 2019
One of my favorite racing stories comes from Eric Liddell, the immortalized Olympic runner from the early 20th century. In one of his most historic races, Liddell accomplishes a rare feat. As he approaches the first turn in a 400 meter race he gets knocked completely to the ground by one of his competitors, their feet accidentally colliding as they race in close competition. Most would have given up when facing such dire circumstances. Not Liddell. He not only gets up to finish the race, but he runs at such a furious pace that he catches up with the field in the back stretch while approaching the 100 meter mark. As the field runs the last quarter of the sprint, Liddell begins clipping off the runners one at a time, until he wins the race in the last few meters and then collapses to the ground! Truly an amazing feat of grit, endurance and steadfastness.
My dream for this year’s Conway Christian faculty, parents and students was for us to learn so well, pray so fervently and have so much fun that we collapse upon the completion of the year...just like Eric Liddell...because we gave it our all. In my opinion we did, we finished the race, we ran our best. May we take satisfaction that, as a community, we lived out 1 Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” Our prize comes in knowing we pleased our Lord and Savior.
Now the time has come to re-energize our batteries. As you embrace summer remember this...God is at work on our campus in a mighty way! He is blessing us in ways only He can. Will you join me this summer by praying for God’s continued provisions as we move toward another school year, focusing on Christ and the pursuit of excellence?
Have a fantastic end of the school year and summer break!
To see the dramatic race I referenced, click the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4e5Xfmc8zQ
Serving Him and You,
Jason L. Carson