Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
We shine better together! Jesus looked at a group of people and said, “You are the light of the world.”
He spoke to each individual, since His light has taken up residence in each of our hearts. He also spoke to them as a group. Why? Because we shine brighter and better together!
Once we decide to try, to shine, to be difference makers, we must be willing to work with others. The church often suffers from an “I” problem – what “I” want, what “I” need, what “I” do. Instead, we must learn to ask how we can accomplish God’s plans together. How can we better reach this world?
How freeing to appreciate our differences! If we all are exactly alike, most of us are unnecessary. But He created us beautifully unique. Iron sharpens iron – one blade cuts against another – and friends hone the character of each other. In the places where one of us lacks, another comes to fill in the gaps; we come into agreement.
Under the cause of Christ, we unite to accomplish His purposes. Our God-given differences were made to complement – not compete with – one another. We are united in a purpose that is much greater than ourselves.
Together, we will shine so brightly that His glory will pour out to flood the whole earth!