Three Blind Eagle Scouts Prove the Rest of Us have Nothing to Complain About

Events seem to be spiraling out of control and liberals seem to be in control of every facet of society. Is there a connection? What if there is? What should we do? Give up? Give in? Can things get any worse? And what if they do? What will you do in the face of adversity? Now is not the time to quit.

When I was in grade school, I read a short story about Glenn Cunningham. It was titled “Glenn Cunningham: He Wouldn’t Quit.”

Cunningham (1877-1956) was nicknamed the “Kansas Flyer.” Cunningham’s legs were burned in an explosion that killed his older brother. The burns on Cunningham’s legs were so extensive that the doctors recommended amputation. He had lost all the flesh on his knees and shins and all the toes on his left foot. Even so, eight-year-old Glenn and his parents refused the doctors’ recommendation to amputate.

After extensive therapy sessions over a two-year period, Glenn was finally able to walk again. The boy who was told he would never walk again set two world records in the mile run and competed in the 1936 Olympics where he won a silver medal.

His favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 40:31:

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

He came close to breaking the 4-minute-mile barrier (4:04.4) before he retired in 1940. The 4-minute-mile was eventually broken by Roger Bannister in 1954…

 

Read the Rest of the Story at Gary DeMar.com

Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from "America’s Christian History" and "God and Government" to "Thinking Straight in a Crooked World" to "Last Days Madness." Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

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