1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
The media and internet have been all abuzz about Gabby Douglas winning the gold. What a truly proud moment for a nation! What an incredibly moving witness for God! Tears brimmed but did not spill from my eyes as I watched her lips in prayer and I prayed along as she was competing, even thought the outcome was known to me. When it was all over and the results were in, she gave all glory to God!
I watched an athlete who with dedication trained, sacrificed and was clearly touched and held in God’s hands compete strongly, beautifully and confidently. The beauty of her smile that of someone who knows and bathes in the Love of God!
- The Faith of Olympic Champion Gabrielle Douglas and the Strength of Her Mother (wisdomformom.com)
- How Gabby Douglas Changed the World (totallytotallysports.com)
- Gabby Douglas is America’s Newest Sweetheart: Win’s Gymnastics All Around Title (shoppingblog.com)