Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20



“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship…” (Acts 2:42)

In the early church they were eager to support each other in the fellowship. They helped each other faithfully and mutually and the church was successful and grew.
John C. Maxwell tells in one of his books about the great need for parachutes during WW II. Vast quantities of parachutes had to be produced, and those who sewed them had to work long hours every day. It was hard and boring work to sew endless seams, day out and day in, and the result was just a formless heap of material. However, every morning the workers were told that every stitch they were about to sew was part of a life saving action. They were reminded that the parachute they were going to sew this day could be the one, which could be the one that their husband, brother or son would bear. The seamstresses were part of something bigger and suddenly their work became meaningful.
As co-workers with Christ we are all allowed to participate and do our part. Sometimes our efforts may not seem to make sense. Then we need to remember that our contribution is part of a greater context. Let us faithfully continue to do our part!


Prayer
Lord, thank You for letting me participate in Your great plan for saving humanity. Help me to do what You ask me to do and to realize that no part of the work is of less importance than anything else.