This was originally posted on another blog in February, 2006.
I just saw an Italian female figure skater finish her Olympic
routine. She had retired in 2002, but came out of retirement just to
skate in her home country. She really didn't have a chance to medal, but
it was enough for her to skate at home. Near the end of her program she
did two spin jumps in a row and nailed both of them. She threw up her
hands and you could just feel the joy. I actually got chills and
thought that, even though she might not realize it, she was bringing
glory to God by doing what she had been gifted to do and thoroughly
exulting in doing it well. It reminded me of what Eric Liddell said in Chariots of Fire - "God made me fast, and when I run I can feel His pleasure."
would our lives be if we recognized what God made us to do, and felt
His pleasure when we did it to the best of our ability? What would our
witness to the culture look like? I suspect far different than it
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