The Season of Athletic Excellence

We have entered the quadrennial season of amazing athletic performance called The Summer Olympics. This year the world converges on London, England and we are in for dazzling performances in almost every imaginable summer sport. Records will be broken and countries will be keeping track of their medal counts. The ultimate goal is to bring home the gold – and I am looking forward to gold-medal performances. There will be controversies to be sure, but mostly the world comes together and there is joy in Olympic competition. I yearn for the day that the nations of the world will put down their weapons in favor of balls, swimming pools, running tracks, gymnastics equipment – and all the rest of the equipment that will bring us such joy. I think this is God’s way – and superior to fighting!