When the Olympics come around many of us are glued to our TVs, watching until we’re bleary-eyed rooting for our team, feeling every emotion, from joy to crushing defeat. Why is watching the Olympic games so addictive? A good part of it has nothing to do with sports at all, but with the stories: The “up close and personal” stories of struggle and strength, of overcoming injury and hardship, of fighting back and fighting through. Stories of people who not only represent the pinnacle of athleticism, but also of redemption and lessons of faith in the most competitive of circumstances.
The Olympics teach us that we can accomplish anything when we trust in our abilities and keep the faith, even when we’re tested. The road may be difficult but the payoff is well worth it.
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