The Phelps Effect

Every one of us are aging.

The idea for Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps, that his skills and speed may be diminishing a bit, has to be difficult for him to digest.

He just lost his first Olympic race in 8 years.

Those of us above 50 don’t need an explanation.

We get it.

The Lord calls us to be His servants.

When we’re young, our skills differ from those we have when we’re older.

Check out this passage from John 20:4-8:

The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.

At some point, every one of us realize, like Peter did, that we may not have the speed we once had.

Yet…we have the experience.

Teaching, coaching, preaching; these are not the things the youth usually do.

This blog is dedicated to you Mr. Phelps…to inspire you to help Team USA win and to get you through your inevitable transition.

It’s a team effort…promoting Truth that is.

God Bless America…all of us play a part.


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