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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 7: Be Brave


They all came from around the country

with smiling hearts,

as those around them cheered them on.

Their oath is

"Let me win.

But if I cannot win,

let me be BRAVE in the attempt" (Eunice Shriver)

And they mean it. And they live it.

All the Olympiads who came to participate in the

SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

Truly a SPECIAL event

as

PEACE was the running thread.

Was it just about the

competition

or was it about

thousands gathering together

unified in spirit

rejoicing in spirit,

because each athlete had already

won the spot to compete

because they

plugged into their

SPECIAL GOD given gifts and talents

so that they could be who GOD created them to be.

As we all have our SPECIAL GOD given gifts and talents

that are tucked deep inside our hearts,

from the day GOD birthed us into existence,

as no one is exempt.

GOD knitted together your

GOD given PASSIONS

that makes you you.

To be so connected to

GOD

that

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD" (Colossians 3:23)

so that you

"Rejoice in the LORD always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4)

just because you are alive

in this moment

and

able to participate

in LIFE.

We don't have to be an

OLYMPIAD,

but in that moment

I wish I was one

because of

the JOY that filled the stadium

and all the spectators hearts.

Life stood still for a moment

for PEACE on earth was a reality.

I wish the world could have stopped at that moment,

yet it did in my heart

for I could hear

JESUS whisper,

"Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other" (John 13: 34)

as

LOVE filled the air.

For all our differences were now made the same,

as all of GOD creations filled the stadium

with a fervor to

LIVE IN THE MOMENT

and to make it the best MOMENT~

not based on winning or losing

but to

just show up

and

"let me be BRAVE in the attempt".

by

"...Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of GOD in CHRIST JESUS."

(Philippians 3:13-14).

Because being BRAVE is for everyone~

"I can do all things through CHRIST who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13).

So let's join all the Olympiads

and LIVE "BRAVE"

(listen to the song below)


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