Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Olympics and the Kingdom of God

I can't say I'm following the Olympics all that closely, but seeing if swimmer Michael Phelps can win 8 gold medals is a compelling story. That 4 x 100 victory was truly amazing.

When you see the above picture--the four swimmers, their gold medals, and the flag--I'm reminded how the Olympics is far more than just the individual quest for glory. It's also about bringing prestige to your country.

In many ways, Christians are like Olympians. We are called to excellence. Our actions are not just a reflection of ourselves. We represent God and His kingdom. Our purpose is to make God look good.

Go for the gold.

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