27 Apr Uniting to Uplift
When geese migrate, they fly in a V-formation that from the ground looks so beautiful, but for the geese, the formation is essential to survival compensating for the force of the wind. In this, the lead bird does most of the work. However, as he tires, he drops off moves to the end of the formation. There, the collective flapping of the flock creates an uplift of air, which is greater at the rear of the formation. Doing this, the birds take turns “uplifting” one another by cooperating and working together, achieving impossibly long migrations. As believers in Christ, we are to uplift one another up in prayer using the spiritual gifts God has given us. Together, we can go further than we would ever be able to do if we attempted our pilgrimage alone.
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10-11 NKJV
Prayer: Lord, help us unite together as a congregation. We know where two or more are gathered in your name, you are with us. Oh, Lord.