Watch for God at the Olympic Games

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February 18

Watch for God at the Olympic Games

I’m admittedly an Olympics fanatic. The last week of winter sports in PeyeongChang, South Korea have made me cheer, laugh, groan, clap, and chew my nails in heart-pounding suspense. There’s something about witnessing the world’s coming together in a peaceful competition for sixteen days and nights that instigates excitement, inspiration, and awe.

Today I thought I’d share this excerpt from a DesiringGod article written by David Mathis titled Watch for God at the Olympic Games. It’s an impactful reminder to me, and any enthusiast of the Games, that the Olympics are only a fleeting dot compared to the grandeur and infiniteness of our God.

As great as the Games are, Christians know we have something infinitely greater — Someone infinitely greater. The grandeur of the Games points us to an even greater grandeur. The taste of transcendence helps us recognize a personal Bigness and Magnitude that doesn’t come and go for a couple weeks every couple years, but remains for our everlasting enjoyment — together with people from every tribe and tongue and nation.

As big as the Olympics feel, as momentous as the gold-medal run may seem at the time, make the effort to pan out with the camera of your mind’s eye to the aerial view. See the smallness of the arena compared to the city of [PeyeongChang], then dwarfed by all of [South Korea] and [Asia], and only a speck compared to the globe. Then consider the smallness of our little terrestrial ball — infinitely tiny — against the massiveness of the universe, and that relativized by the grandeur and value of God.[I]

Thanks always for reading,

Bethany J.


[i] Excerpt taken from



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