Friday, August 10, 2012

THE Olympian

I Corinthians 9:24  Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

I love watching the Olympic Games. The sporting field's popular sports like track and field, swimming, and gymnastics get a lot of attention, but the lesser known athletic passions get some new followers and a world-wide audience too, if only for the two weeks; and there is always the inspiring personal stories. 

What would Jesus do if He were in the Olympics?

Would He be a WEIGHT LIFTER?

We know He's done some awesome things in and through WATER.

The Equestrian events?  He created the HORSE, so I'll bet He knows what to WHISPER.

God is Triune, Father, Son, Spirit, so what else? The TRIPLE JUMP.

He has BALANCE, RHYTHM and is quiet adept at all the APPARATUS presented to compete in this life.  He worked out here.

He WRESTLED with the opponent, and He WINS!

He wants us to SYNCHRONIZE His will with ours.

God is a TEAM PLAYER, but He is the COACH.  We need to remember that.

His TARGET is Sin and His ARROW is Love. His blood, sweat and tears verify His commitment, and His victory over failure,  we share.

When we follow Jesus, we are guaranteed to STICK our LANDING.

Funny though, HE is the One to present us with a GOLD METAL.  He didn't hear His National Anthem on the podium of the cross.   What he heard is our cries, our prayers, our devotion, our agony in defeat and our praise to the Triumphs of His Glory!

Lord, I am thankful You are my Personal Trainer and that I am on Your team.  Walk, jog, run, sprint, sail, fly, hurdle-- paddle this life with me Lord, as I strive to Go for The Gold, a medal of Grace and oh, so much more. Amen.


  1. Interesting post, but not the story I was expecting. I think our Lord is the ultimate Olympian!

  2. I liked the vision of paddling personally. How God does keep us a float as we move in and out of our fears and tears to triumph with His faithful hand on and in our lives. It is with our triumphs of grace that makes the days bearable and hopeful until we go to live with Him in Eternity. Thank you...