Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Olympic Gold


I was so hot! My body glistened as the beads of sweat dripped slowly in my eyes, almost blurring my vision. I had conquered the floor routine, but had my performance earned a gold medal?


Ok, wait a minute. Nope, it wasn’t actually me… that was my most recent dream. And chances are great it was caused by a daily diet of nighttime Olympics and night sweats that seem to be partial to women of my precious age!

The Olympics cause dreams of gold. These athletes train most of their lives to participate in the games. I have watched and been taken in by most of their stories. I am sure there are many more stories that we will never even see.

But my heart breaks as I see the disappointment in the eyes of those only attaining silver or bronze. In some very strange way some see this as a failure, and I hurt for them. I talk to the television encouraging them to be proud of the fact that they even qualified, but I don’t think they hear me.

The athletes then stand on the podium to receive their medals. It is indeed a touching moment and I often wonder what is going on in their minds at that very moment.

Friends, as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ…we get gold. We don’t have to swim the fastest, run to win or even flip high in the air. Because Jesus Christ has already won, we get to stand on that podium with Him!gold medal

There is nothing we have to do to earn that gold. We don’t have to do one single thing extra! All we must do is surrender our life to Him and accept that sweet gift of salvation. It has already been done.

We won gold friends.

And Jesus did the swimming.


~Be Encouraged Today

Isaiah 55_8-9

*NIV Bible, personal graphics

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

2 thoughts on “Olympic Gold

  1. I love this! Praise the Lord, we have already attained the victory!


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