I have been watching the Olympic Trials for swimming held in Omaha, Nebraska. All the swimmers are top-notch to get there. Still, everyone can’t win. Even the great Michael Phelps does not always win. Whoever qualifies for the Olympic team is only fractions of seconds faster than those who do not. The top two in each event qualify. The third place swimmers are always very close.
I’m especially pleased that Coloradan Missy Franklin has made the team. She is only 17.
As this is going on in Omaha, fires in Colorado continue to rage. As some people are being allowed back into their homes, others are being required to evacuate. As some learn their homes are destroyed, others get good news their homes were spared.
The achievements of the athletes are the result of talent and dedication. The races are fair. Still, there are factors out of anyone’s control. They don’t all have the same genes. They don’t all have the same coaches. Some might be fighting health problems.
The victims of the fire had no control over weather. Those losing their homes should not be blamed for choosing to live in a certain location. No one could predict the fire nor its path.
The Bible says, “It rains on the just and the unjust.” Those in the fire say, “Rain on me.”