Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Who's your biggest fan?

Last week while driving, I heard this story during a news report on my radio station. And it's been playing over and over again in my head. So today it's coming out of my brain and into the blog...and maybe I'll get some peace!

The story was about Anna Cummins, a member of the U.S. Olympic women's rowing team. Actually, she is a member of the 'eight' team as well as the 'pairs' team. This is her second time to the Olympics - she was in Athens in 2004 where she won a Silver in the eight. This time, Anna was all about the Gold!! It was America's first Gold in the eight since 1984 - a very good year, by the way (our youngest was born!).

So big deal you say? Am I really into rowing you ask? Nope. In fact, I didn't even see Anna and her teammates go for the Gold - although I'm glad they won! Go America! But the reason I can't get this story out of my head is something that Anna said.
"Because God gives me my worth and I can't earn it through rowing, I feel I am less prone to go through the ups and downs associated with my performance," Cummins said. "God is my biggest fan. He will always love me no matter how I do. And, He has the toughest expectations -– perfection -– so I'm always trying to improve."

Wow! There is a lot of truth in those 5 words. And they have been on an endless loop in my mind all week. It's just another way to speak about the unfathomable love that the Lord has for us. He really is our biggest fan. Let those words play in your mind this week...


Lance said...

Im adding you to my blogroll. Right now.

Tamela's Place said...

It is so encouraging when you think of it that way! What better fan to have in our life than God.

Very good post i loved it.. Now i am thinking about that!

I would be honored for you to put my blog on your blog roll.. I will do likewise with yours if you don't mind? Thank you for your comments. God bless you.. Tamela

jeleasure said...

Very nice, Gigi.
I did see that race. However, I missed the testimony to her faith. Thanks for sharing this with us.