I am SO tired this morning! I stayed up WAY too late watching the olympics! I just LOVED wastching the Fab Five go for the GOLD in womens gymnastics! Those girls are amazing, and SO strong. I cried when each girl was doing her floor routine, and then when they got their medals I was bawling like a baby. This was when they were waiting to see the final scores......
It got me thinking....can you imagine training SO hard for something for SO long, and then in 90 seconds its over. They each had things that they were AWESOME at, and they each rocked their own strengths. Wacthing their parents watch them was just as insane....
They feel every emotion right their with their kids, and they want them to do well. But if they dont do well...do they still love and support them? Of course they do! If the girls dont win Gold medals are they still considered to by olympians? Of course they are!
The fact is that they work SO hard because this is their passion....they train and train, and make their bodies do INSANE things, because they want to. They win gold medals, they win silver medals, and even bronze medals...but sometimes they dont.
Its like living a life for Christ. We read the word, and pray, and try to live like He wants us to. Its because we chose to, we accepted Christ, His love for us, and chose to live for Him. Sometimes we have amazing days, where we shine His light, and speak love and truth to people all day long. Those are our Gold medal days. But sometimes we have days where we are disrespectful to our husbands, or short with our kids, irritated with people at work, jealous of our friends new house....or rude to someone at the restaurant. Those are the days when we dont quite win the medal. Does it mean that we aren't followers of Christ? Does it mean that we arent still loved just AS much as the Gold Medal days? OF COURSE NOT! We are still loved, and valued by Him. We are still olympians!
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Bible says that NOTHING can seperate us from the love of Christ...Gold Medal or not. We are still His.
Go Team Jesus! Go Team USA!