I have no idea how many of you have been watching any of the Winter Olympics, but for me it is always a pleasant experience to enjoy during the winter evenings.

The opening ceremonies were beautiful with the portrayal of so many colors in the stadium and skyward with the fireworks. The technology and imagery used to portray symbols, the use of thousands of drones to light up the sky, the costumes and music, and those five adorable children showing observers the way through South Korea’s history and beauty.

The audience was transformed into a virtual reality of what artistry could bring to those watching. With everyone "coming together" the performers created a memorable and spectacular event.

Then as the athletes from every country marched into the stadium, carrying their country’s flags, you noticed the smiles and excitement on their faces as they were "coming together" in unity to enjoy the evening. Each one had conditioned themselves enough to become a representative of their country in their individual sport, but that evening at that particular time, they were people "coming together" in a display of unity to make the event memorable. For the athletes from North and South Korea, I’m certain there were mixed emotions about marching together as a unified group. They are two separate nations and that was asking a lot of those men and women to do. I understand there was even a language barrier, BUT they were willing to put aside their personal feelings and "come together" in order to be able to participate.

Have you ever put aside your personal desires to make something a success? Are you willing to "come together" with others to resolve a situation or conflict? I’m not saying that we ever compromise our beliefs or relinquish our values, but in a spirit of unity and willingness of "coming together," problems and resolutions can achieved. If each of us will put aside our selfishness and put others first, success will result. This will hold true in nations, states, communities, churches, families, and marriages. Let’s "come together" in God’s love and watch what happens.

By the way, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to everyone.

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