One of the things I've been amazed at in watching the Olympics is the power of team. The synced diving was phenomenal. The rowing competitions were marvelous. I mean, how do they keep those boats going in such a straight path when they are looking back but racing forward?
There must be some lesson there......facing backward, identifying a point "back there" in order to journey forward with a team of people going the same direction. Like looking back to the cross of Christ as sufficient to chart a straight path into the future.
The team sports intrigue me. There is an equal level of individual participation and effort, but the best is brought out with a team. What is not seen is the commitment and hard work behind the scenes in preparing for events. Team building. Not easy....but when a team of people does something together for the Kingdom, synced to the heartbeat of God, what a glorious thing.