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For the past 2 weeks  the Olympics has dominated our TV viewing time.  Ice skating, skiing, curling (it is actually a favorite of ours…) you name it, we watch it.  And as our Olympic binge watching is coming to an end, I will miss the unity it seemed to bring to us all.  In the United States, I love how suddenly it seems we all band together to root on the “home team.”  You could be a complete stranger, but watching any Olympic event at a local restaurant together can instantly bond you.  And what about pride for our nation? It seems to soar as we watch fellow Americans compete for a medal. 

Just a thought…  What if we swapped out Olympics for God for a second?  What would our lives or nation look like if we all banned together to praise God? 

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
Psalm 133:1 NIV

Or what if we were to chat about Jesus to complete strangers? 

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15 NIV

What if our joy for God was so overflowing that we almost were bursting thinking about the amazing things he has done and is doing?  And even outwardly cheering about Him? 

Praise the Lord, all people on earth, praise his glory and might. 
1 Chronicles 16:28 GNT

I mean, sure, watching someone land a quadruple lutz is pretty amazing, but God created this whole planet and everything on it. That definitely deserves some cheering.

For my family, there is a sense of comfort knowing that anytime of the day we could turn on the TV and watch the Olympics.  While I will miss that, I am comforted in knowing that God is always there and always will be. 

Lorie Richards
Multi-Media Coordinator
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