Together we grow
Together. God made us to work together, to grow together, to be His people – together.
As we have talked about frontlines, we have acknowledged that all of us, whoever we are, can serve God wherever we are. Our lives, however ordinary, can be places that bring glory to God as we represent Him in the circumstances and relationships that form our lives.
So we have emphasised that we can serve Him when we are apart as well as when we are church together. But the “church together” bit is still important. We need to support each other and understand that church is where we can be refreshed, equipped, maybe where we are challenged and where we can share a common goal. We can remind ourselves, and we can remind each other that we are not alone.
“let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
It’s a good message for Remembrance – we remind ourselves today of others who fought and died not for themselves but for their comrades, their families, for their countries and their shared purpose.
They died for us. They might have died lonely deaths but they did it for a purpose beyond themselves. Today we will remember them, but hopefully be inspired that we, too, are part of something bigger. Whatever our personal frontline, we’re there for a shared purpose.
God wants you to have a future. Maybe you should heed Him, more than you heed the past.