As I watched the Olympics this month in Rio, I was struck by how the camera would always pan to the image of the Christ the Redeemer statue standing with arms outstretched atop the mountain overlooking the city.
“All the events of the Games are happening the the shadow of Christ the Redeemer, who is overlooking it all,” one commentator noted.
Which got me to thinking, does not Christ our Redeemer oversee all our activities, sporting or otherwise, wherever we are?
What a comfort it is for us to remember these words from Scripture:
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. —2 Chronicles 16:9
The watchful eye of our Lord is guarding us guiding us and giving us strength to go about our daily tasks, What we do each day may not be Olympic quality, but we do it all in his name and under his authority, because we know that is why we are here: to love and serve the one who is our Redeemer, who stretched out his arms on the cross high atop another another hill that we might have life with him forevermore.
For in him we live and move and have our being. —Acts 17:28