"... the strong hand and outstretched arm with which the LORD, your God, brought you out." - Deuteronomy 7:19
Since 1931, the Christ the Redeemer statue has stood guard over the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Traditionally, the depiction of Christ with open arms is a symbol of peace. With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games taking place in Rio, the statue has been shown a lot in newscasts and sportscasts. It has also been the subject of many stories and documentaries, and the backdrop for countless photos and selfies. How "odd" to have this iconic and CATHOLIC structure receiving so much attention and being in the forefront of such a secular athletic event.
Thank you, God, for shining a spotlight on Christ the Redeemer for all to see. May this imposing structure warm the hearts of those who may be seeing it with their eyes, or feeling it with their souls, for the first time. May the embrace of Your open arms envelop all. Amen.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."