The Olympics: God and Gospel Proclaimed

Craig HueyCurrent Events, Faith, Politics8 Comments

The Olympics are suffering as so few people are following it as compared to the past.  

My wife and I have ignored this year’s Olympics.

We are tired of the politics and anti-American display by some of the athletes.

I’ve been to the Summer Olympics and watched it on tv in the past…and loved it.

But not now.

My wife has been even a greater fan. She has been to every Olympic games since Atlanta – Greece, England, South Korea, China…but not now.

But one of the big takeaways from past Olympics are the athletes glorifying God and being a witness for Jesus Christ.

I was excited that a 24 year-old South African Tatjana Schoenmaker swimmer wore a swim cap “Soli Deo Gloria.”

And she won an Olympic gold for the women’s 200-meter breaststroke.

Her cap drew international attention. Soli Deo Gloria means “Glory to God Alone”.

The cap also had the fish – an ancient Christian symbol. The Greek word for “ichthys” is also translated as “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.”

Tatjana often posts Christian posts on Instagram.

Recently she said on her way to Tokyo:

“Father God, May your will be done.

May your peace fill us up.

May we praise you no matter what the outcome…

May we be empowered by your strength to give it our all and may we forever be in the awe of your goodness.”

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8 Comments on “The Olympics: God and Gospel Proclaimed”

  1. I feel for the athletes who had no part in the demonstrations and are there to showcase their sport. They have been overwhelmed by those who bring politics into everything. Blessings on those who just want to compete, and special blessings on those who glorify God in what they’re doing.

  2. Praise the lord for Tatjana Schoenmaker! I’m always thankful and joyful when anyone gives thanks to the Lord and acknowledges his wholeness, grace, power, blessings and favor. I can only imagine the crown she will receive in heaven!
    I thank God for Tatiana!
    Blessings always,

  3. What a good way to tell the world in whom you trust! The swim cap is a billboard for our Lord.

  4. Yes! Every follower of Christ must give God the glory, as He is a jealous God, who deserves ALL the glory! Kudos to Tatjana!

  5. This is a testimony that in every situation we need to be a witness of our relationship with Jesus Christ’

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