Tuesday, September 20, 2016

                  God's Grace For The Paralympians

The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event with athletes with various ranges of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (paraplegia andquadriplegiamuscular dystrophypost-polio syndromespina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short staturehypertoniaataxiaathetosisvision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, are held immediately following the Olympic Games.

This year the 2016 Rio Paralympics opening ceremony began on September 8,2016 and closing ceremony on September 18,2016. And the closing ceremony was dedicated to the Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad  who was killed while competiting.

Despite any disability,these athletes displayed miraculous talent to win the gold,silver and bronze medals.Even for those that did not win any medals.

Although Paralympic Games are separate from the Olympic Games, the Christian Olympics have no such separation. Every Christian whether they are disabled, have a sickness, a handicap, and/or any type of infirmity and weakness or have the best of health and no disabilities participate in the Christian Olympics.
In The Christian Olympics:Going for the Gold Crowns, the Apostle Paul, who compared the Christian life to the Olympic Games, had an infirmity that he called a “thorn in the flesh.” The Bible does not say what is was, but it bothered Paul enough to ask God to remove it from him three times. Though Paul’s request was not granted, God gave him something better than removing the infirmity, God gave Paul His grace to replace his weakness(
2 Cor.12:9)
 This grace was God’s divine strength that enabled Paul, in spite of his infirmity, to finish his race and receive crowns of gold. Read about the different crowns that he won in The Christian Olympics:Going for the Gold Crowns by S.E.Gregg

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