The Olympics has kept me from my usual book reading the last couple of weeks. This is the first Olympics in a very long time that we did not have any children at home and I found it much harder to keep up with the favourites, the Australian athletes, the number of medals etc. Still it was good to see a number of Aussies doing well and I liked the gymnastics whoever was performing.

It got me thinking about the years of preparation that go into the Olympics, and then it is all over so quickly. Makes me think that God also takes a lot of time preparing us for our role(s) in life and sometimes those roles may not last very long either; yet they are important in the larger scheme of things, but we may not realize it at the time. In fact we may never realize it this side of heaven.