When people work together, the end result is always better. When sports teams work together, they win. When companies pull together, their businesses grow. When churches function as one, they make a difference. Success is the sum of people working together
Consider a few of the verses we read in scripture about working together:
- “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
- “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” (Prov. 27:17)
- “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.” (I Corinthians 12:12, 14, 18-20)
We recently concluded our Vacation Bible School here at Karns. What a wonderful week we had training to be superheroes for God! As the coordinator of VBS, I am well aware of the many different details which have to be attended to in order for VBS to run smoothly and successfully. None of this would happen without the many different people, of various ages, working together and functioning as one big unit. Imagine if the people in the skit room decided to do their own thing instead of the written script? What if the decorating committee decided to just not decorate? How smooth would VBS run if the craft or game room leaders decided not to do any prep work beforehand? You see, VBS would never be successful if we didn’t have a large group of individuals who were willing to work together as one for a common goal.
Just as Nehemiah and the people had to work together in order to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem in only 52 days (Neh. 4-6), God’s people have to work together as one in order to accomplish giant tasks which sometimes might seem overwhelming. Vacation Bible School was a success because we had over 130 people who believed in the power of working together. Let’s keep this momentum going in other areas of our church work. Imagine the good we can accomplish!
Now that’s Something to Think About!