When Niki Lauda first meets the woman who will become his wife, she has no idea who he is. It’s only when they need to hitch a lift that she discovers the truth. Lauda was a dedicated, focused Formula 1 Driver, and Rush tells the story of his rivalry with James Hunt and his accident in the German Grand Prix of 1976.
Lauda had a terrible accident on the track and was engulfed in flames when his car caught fire. His life was in danger, yet forty two days later he was back on the track racing again. His is an incredible story of struggle, perseverance and endurance.
The apostle known as Paul often likened the life of faith to competing in a race. He talked about training and running and keeping going until the end. It’s a great analogy. Running or driving in the race of life is not always glamorous or easy. We get knocked down, we come off the track, we feel like giving up. But Paul encourages us: ‘I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step.’ ‘We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.’ (2 Corinthians 4 v 8. 1 Corinthians 9 v 26)