From ski slaloms to swimming pools.   What had once been showpieces on the world stage are now ruins.  The victims of war, neglect and bankrupt nations.

I read an article the other day about Olympic venues from around the world that are no longer in use and have fallen into total disrepair.  And that wasn’t the way it was supposed to be. When the host nations poured obscene amounts of money into these facilities, the plan was that they would be used for years. Alas, that wasn’t the reality.

For a little while these countries had been front and centre on the world stage as they highlighted the best of the best from around the world, but now they serve no useful purpose.

There is a lesson to be learned, personally and as a church.  As wonderful as the past was,
yesterday ended last night.  As someone once said, the past makes a great classroom but a rotten living room.

Unless we have a plan for the future, our lives and our churches will end up the same as those faded relics of Olympics past.  If we are to be as relevant in our lives and in our churches, tomorrow as we were yesterday, dreams will need to take precedent over nostalgia.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible

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