Monday, February 17, 2014

Lesson from Olympic Iceskater Julia Lipnitskaia

At age 15, Julia Lipnitskaia is a phenomenal ice skater competing in the Olympics.  Of course she was amazing to watch, but what really made her stick out above the rest of the athletes was the fact that she took a stand.

The music she used for her long program was the Theme from Schindler's List and, dressed in a red coat, she took on the role of "the girl in the red coat" from the movie.  Believe it or not, she was advised not to do it because it was just "too political".  Excuse me?  It's too political to do a tribute to the six million Jews that died in the Holocaust?  That is completely outrageous.  We already have people that deny the Holocaust, but it can not be forgotten.  What the Nazis did to those Jews (and others) was horrifying and yet it is too political to remember the lives of the innocent men, women, and children.  Sorry, that is just warped.

But Julia Lipnitskaia took a stand.

And guess what?  She will not be forgotten for what she is doing to honor and remember the victims of the Holocaust.

I hope this little girl wins.  She deserves it.

We as Christians should take a lesson from her.  We should be standing for what is right whether it be for the life of the unborn, for the Biblical account of Creation, for the Kingdom of God...  And we have no excuse because we have the power of the Holy Spirit and through Christ Jesus, we will triumph!

"Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called."
~Ephesians 4:1


Elanee said...

Wow that's a neat observation, and connection. I had noticed the red, and the song, but hadn't made the connection as to the reason. Did you notice this on your own?

Bethany said...

Well, my family is rather political, so we were keeping up with the news and all. ;) We heard about her right when the Olympics started because her program was "controversial" (in a good way).

Elanee said...

So I take it you all are enjoying watching the Olympics? What is your favorite sport? Or athlete?

Bethany said...

Yes, we are watching bits and pieces. :) Because we are all into the Arts, we end up stuck on the figure skating. ;) But we have took a peek at the other events.