August 14th – Don’t Let them Fall

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“No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes an orchestra to play it” –Alford E. Luccock

     In 1793, God placed a burden in the heart of missionary William Carey. That burden was for the lost and dying people of India. Just before his departure into the mission field, someone told Carey, “There is a gold mine in India, but it seems almost as deep as the center of the earth.” William Carey replied, “I will venture down, but remember that you must hold the ropes!”

The work of the Lord involves teamwork. It takes each individual fulfilling their particular function as they labor in the vocation of their particular calling. Although William Carey is named the “father of modern missions,” it took others holding the ropes for him as he ventured into the “gold mine.”

Teamwork in the ministry is not only a powerful force, it is a necessary reality. We are instructed to strive together, pray together, labor together, come together, work together, and gather together. Furthermore, we are called together, knit together, joined together; and will one day be caught up together, raised together, so that we may sit together in heavenly places.

You may never travel to India, preach a sermon, sing a song, or teach a class; but you can hold the ropes for those who do. Don’t let them fall.


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