There have been plenty of stories surrounding this year’s Olympics which either irritate or utterly disgust anyone who is of sane mind, from men competing against women to Olympians representing the U.S. protesting when the national anthem is played, etc.
And these stories have been circulated plenty, giving these undeserving bastards more recognition than they deserve. While such horrid situations ought to be discussed in the negative light they deserve, I would like to focus on the exact opposite today: an Olympian who represents her country well and who is not only happy to do so, but considers it a blessing and gives all the glory of her victory to God.
Sydney McLaughlin is an Olympic hurdler, who this past week managed to edge out her teammate Dalilah Muhammad and beat her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles to win the gold medal for her country, with Muhammad taking home the silver (and also breaking the previous world record but being a bit slower than McLaughlin).
The 21-year-old Olympian spoke to the press following the race, where she said “Just trusting the process, giving the glory to God… I’m just really grateful to represent my country and to have had this opportunity,” also mentioning the “hard work and dedication” which went into the season.
McLaughlin was also able to see footage of her Catholic high school celebrating her victory.
She also made sure to give thanks to God for her victory on Instagram as well:
“The face of a woman who is in awe of God. I could feel this meet was going to be something special… but MAN. Weeks like these are some of the hardest in a track athletes life. The mental strain of preparing for the rounds in order to solidify your spot is heavy enough. But the amount of weight the Lord took off my shoulders, is the reason I could run so freely yesterday. My faith was being tested all week. From bad practices, to 3 false start delays, to a meet delay. I just kept hearing God say, ‘Just focus on me.’ It was the best race plan I could have ever assembled. I no longer run for self-recognition, but to reflect His perfect will that is already set in stone. I don’t deserve anything. But by grace, through faith, Jesus has given me everything. Records come and go. The glory of God is eternal. Thank you, Father. Congrats to everyone who made the team, as well as my awesome competitors!! Let’s go represent the USA the best way we know how!”
It’s not often you get to hear competitors speaking like this. Usually, we focus on the stories like the ones I mentioned in the beginning, where people make asses of themselves and somehow take pride in it, or generally push for some Leftist, anti-God agenda. And while, again, it’s worthwhile to talk about those things in the negative manner which they deserve, it’s equally as important to talk about situations like these in the positive manner which they deserve.
Sydney is proud to represent her country and more importantly is proud to be a Christian. She gives the glory to God, not herself, for her ability to break her own world record and bring home the gold. She admits that she deserves nothing, that by grace, through faith, Jesus has given her everything, and that mortal things like records will come and go but God’s glory is eternal.
These are things which we should be celebrating and promoting, perhaps more so than the other stories. Yet, it will be talked about far less for a number of reasons. Namely, the fake news media loves to promote the filth that the other Olympians are pushing like anthem protests and men cheating by competing against women, so it’s only natural that these other stories get talked about more.
But it’s still true that stories like McLaughlin’s ought to be shared and talked about far more, giving her the recognition she deserves for being willing to stand up for what is right and righteous in a culture which has long hated what is right and righteous.
She expressly is grateful to represent her country, while other Olympians simply take the opportunity to bash it and embarrass it on the world stage. She thanks God and gives all the glory and credit to Him, while other Olympians will be self-absorbed and talk about “their” accomplishments as if they were solely theirs and might even hijack the stage to talk about the disgraceful filth the fake news media and elites would love to hear.
McLaughlin stands apart from these competitors, and I am certainly glad to see that. She is the type of competitor we ought to be talking about more and celebrating. She represents her country very well, as opposed to the other Olympians who only represent the minority of the elites who push their Leftist agenda.
Not only does she do a fantastic job as an Olympian, but also as a Christian, witnessing to the whole world of the wonder of God. Of course, she doesn’t have a whole lot of time to witness, but she takes whatever opportunity she can get to do so, and I am certain that this is utterly pleasing to the Lord.
God bless Sydney McLaughlin.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
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