Scripture for today: Phil. 1:3-5
When I was in the seventh grade, a friend of mine and I entered a project into our school’s science fair. All our peers were doing simple things like testing batteries, but my friend and I decided to go big or go home. We decided to make a hurricane.
Over the next few weeks we literally built a hurricane in a box. With a combination of the right structure, a little bit of water, and an electric skillet, we had ourselves a funnel cloud in our living room.
I learned a lot from that project. I learned that science could be fun, that water and electricity do not mix well, and that the girls in my class thought hurricanes were cooler than batteries. But most of all, I learned that I could not complete a task that large by myself.
God has given us the task of reaching the entire world with the Gospel. Talk about a tall order! The good news is, He has given us partners for this project. We have brothers and sisters in Christ to serve alongside us.
This is why Paul stated in Phil. 1:3-5, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”
We should not and cannot do ministry by ourselves. We are in partnership with other believers. And if partnership is powerful enough to make a hurricane in a box, partnership is powerful enough to reach the world for Christ.
Father, thank you for my brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you for giving me partners in the Gospel to help me in ministry.
Matt Peek serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Pelham and a member of the Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee.