I love watching gymnastics. Maybe it is because for years we were a gymnastics family. My oldest daughter was born tumbling and so we spent hours daily in the gym. She went on to compete until injuries took her out of the sport.
Gymnastic meets are just beautiful. The girls look so elegant and graceful. The gymnasts are talented and so precise in what they do. The routines truly captivate me.
Didn’t you enjoy the summer olympics?
Inspiring for sure.
But the real story to their gracefulness comes from hours on end in the gym perfecting their skills and routine. There are daily bumps, bruises, bang-ups, and broken bones, yet they fight through unafraid. There is a determination about them. A determination I’d love to have in my life! I loved watching my daughter practice.
It stirred up a determination within me.
A friend sent me this short video by Francis Chan. It is SO powerful. It was so easy for me to relate to because of the gymnastics theme.
I’ve never looked at gymnastics from a spiritual sense, but WOW how they relate.
I’m not sure where I am today.
I know I’m not in a full body hug around the beam, but yet I don’t feel I’ve accomplished enough to jump down and throw my arms up in the air as a “well done” salute. Maybe I’m more in the pose of standing on my tip toes, every so gently trying to figure out how to maneuver the next move. Subscribers you can view it by clicking here.
What gymnastics pose might you be in today?
The video says it all — I don’t want to play it safe. Do you?
I pray we can all sincerely throw our hands up in a “well done” salute on our last day and know we’ve accomplished much for our Lord and Savior!
Writing about “graceful” at Lisa-Jo’s today.