We recently completed two weeks of the Summer Olympics Games of 2016 in Rio, Brazil. There were some very exciting moments; medals won, records broken and memories made. We all had our heroes we rooted for, whether it be in swimming, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, or whatever. Much was given up by these athletes in order to attain the goals they achieved. They practiced night and day, they were very disciplined in their actions and diet, they had great work ethic, and their sacrifices were huge. To them it was all worth it to earn the medals and to be the very best at what they do!
There are many types of heroes. In another person's eyes, we can all be heroes. Today if you ask any student who their heroes are, they may list celebrities, athletes and such. They are becoming blinded by what the media throws at them. A hero can be any ordinary person who is courageous and noble. They can be people that put others before themselves. Some heroes that come to mind are our parents, grandparents, and teachers.
Anyone can be a hero and do heroic things. It’s been said that having faith in God will keep you safe so that you can do what is needed of you. Running into a burning house to save someone is a dangerous thing to do. Believing that God is with you, will keep you safe and let you bring the person in need to safety.
Life is like a race. We run it every day, all day. We run into many challenges such as disappointments, stepping stones, troubles, and relationships filled with greed, cheating and gossip. We never give up or slowdown in our race. Our eyes must stay focused on the prize, which is having eternal life with God. Just like the Olympic athletes, we must keep our faith, work hard, make sacrifices and keep our eye on the medal. God is with us and He will never leave us. Give Him a try…..Go in faith, and run your race.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
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