U.S. gymnasts, left to right: Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross raise their hands on the podium during the medal ceremony during the Artistic Gymnastic women’s team final at the Olympics
As I watch the Olympics this week, the events catch my breath as I watch world-renowned athletes defy gravity, churn water, pivot with uncanny agility, and turn the world upside-down.
In my mind’s eye, millions of young hopefuls cheer from worn living room carpets before their TVs – motion for motion matching the athletes on the screen – twirling, hopping, swimming, and balancing on tiptoes.
Today there’s a “kid” in your world who senses only defeat. He or she is counting on you to find Kingdom gold inside them.
Will you proclaim Olympic medals over those in your path today, although they don’t yet see victory in themselves? Like tomorrow’s newspaper, it’s up to you to announce the medal that already hangs from their neck, and to sing the anthem of heaven playing over them today.