A racehorse named Secretariat


To watch  Secretariat was to laugh at the competition. The thoroughbred liked to start last and then bolt past all the other horses to win often on the last stretch. How the racehorse liked to run! It seemed like he was smiling.

After winning the Kentucky Derby and then Preakness in 1973, Secretariat seemed poised to win the Belmont and become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. But his old rival, Sham, stood in the way. Secretariat galloped out, taking the lead early on. His speed was so great, his owner feared he wouldn’t maintain the breakneck pace for the long distance. But Secretariat never slowed and won by a jaw-dropping 31 lengths.

When Secretariat died in 1989, the doctor who performed the necropsy discovered that Secretariat’s heart was twice the size of a normal horse’s heart. Herein lay his success. The powerful machine pumped ample blood to all his system, enabling speed and stamina.

When others look at your ministry, they discount it for superficial reasons. But God doesn’t look at the surface. He sees what counts, how large your heart is. And winning depends not on how large your church or budget are but on how large your heart is.

One response to “A racehorse named Secretariat

  1. Stacy Austvold

    My daughter Maryssa Marie Austvold is the proud owner of Secretariat’s 22nd granddaughter “Little kids Twister” TWISTER was a miracle to her as She was to US may Secretariat and the entire Legacy continue Running with PRIDE and Honor Penny THANK GOD FOR YOUR INTEGRITY AND HONOR YOU ARE A CHAMPION TO ALL STRONG WOMEN IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE SECRETARIAT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING YOU MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IF NOT RUN RONNIE LET HIM RUN

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