You know, I am an Olympi-holic. All Olympics, all the time! Specially the Winter Olympics. And oh, have I had a lot of fun watching all of the events this time around!
Unlike the Summer Olympics, the Winter Olympics are smaller, easier to keep on top of, easier to watch all of the events and cheer on all of our #TeamCanada Olympians (insert your own team name in at this point 😉 ).
Something struck me the other day as I was watching the free-style ski jumping. I was thinking about the pressure these athletes are under during their event–all these years of training and focussing and preparing and now it is all on them. No one can help them now. They are on their own…
Then, as I was contemplating this, my interest was drawn to the replay of the jump of one of the skiers. As they showed the jump from a different angle, I could see the athlete’s coach standing off to the side but under the jumper screaming encouragement and advice! During the entire complicated, crazy flipping, twisting, upside-down time the athlete can hear his coach guiding and encouraging him/her!
What a great example of life as a Christian single and, really, as a married as well. As we walk through the path that God has laid out for us, as we follow these crazy flipping, twisting, inside-out and upside-down experiences, although it may appear to some that we walk this path alone, the reality is that through every twist and turn our Coach is there with us, encouraging us and providing guidance every crazy step of the way.
What a great lesson to take home from this phenomenal sporting event. I knew the Olympics couldn’t be just for fun!