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TWO BY TWO
"Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually." (1 Corinthians 12:27)|
Drops had accumulated on the car's windshield after the rain. I sat there in the front seat, waiting for my husband to come out of the store. Some of the drops formed rivulets running down the glass.
On closer inspection, I watched as a good-sized raindrop edged its way to the next drop. Barely touching, the two merged together and began to move down the glass. The weight of the combined drops caught up with other drops and the combination moved more quickly, like a miniature river reaching the end of its journey.
The Lord was showing me my life. My moving and touching another person, even slightly, surely brings us both into contact with others. Partnering together we all can move, guided by the Holy Spirit, to deliver the message God wants us to share.
When Jesus called His apostles to preach the kingdom of God, "He began to send them out two by two..." (Mark 6:7) and "...gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases." (Luke 9:1) Even John the Baptist, when in prison, and hearing about the works of Christ, sent two of his disciples to inquire of Jesus if He was the "Coming One". (Matthew 11:2)
The gathering of raindrops symbolized for me that I cannot do the works of God properly unless I am connected with others. Each person lends support to another, bringing encouragement through the giftings of the Holy Spirit, "...every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love." (Ephesians 4:16)
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