O Great and Wonderful God,
we enjoy watching the Olympics
on television. Last night
the amazing feats of snowboarding
and ice skating were an inspiration.
I especially like to watch
the ice skaters as singles and in pairs.
How these young people
push themselves to perfection!
Great and Wonderful God,
you want each of us to
be as diligent in sharing your love
with others so that all may enjoy
a crown in your kingdom.
1 Corinthians 9:24-25:
Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.
Hymn: Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know