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The American Memorial Day weekend automobile race known as the Indianapolis 500 (a.k.a. Indy 500) attracts 400,000 spectators every year! It is probably the largest single sporting event that draws such a large crowd. The race requires many pit-stops – tire changes, fuel, oil, or repairs when engines break down.

This analogy works well for helping our needs today. We are constantly racing in our lives – to achieve, aspire, accomplish and attain any number of realities. This race breaks us down, wears us out, or threatens to do us in. Damages usually force us to take a few pit-stops along the way. These pit-stops are not wasted as they allow God to regenerate or realign us to what the race is about and what the final goal is.

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