Why It's Important to Get Together

This week, Baptists from all over the country are getting together to share family news, tell stories, and even share each other’s burdens. They look differently, speak differently, and even have polite disagreements about who has the best barbeque. But still they come. They have a diverse collection of opinions, passions, and dreams for the future. But still there is something that continues to draw them together. What could bring so many different kinds of people together? Despite all the differences, they all share one thing in common: Jesus.

WMU’s Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting and the Southern Baptist Convention are both testaments to this fact. Jesus has a way of bringing us together. Through collective worship, prayer, and service, the love of Jesus binds us together in a common purpose and mission. He loves us, we love Him, and we are committed to sharing that love with the rest of the world. If this love were ever forgotten, there would be no reason to get together. We would let our differences divide us and our own desires drive us far away from one another.

This is an important message for kids to learn and understand. Jesus wishes for all those who trust in Him to also trust in each other. He wishes for us to work together to continue the amazing mission of restoration and redemption He has already started. Kids are an important part of that mission as well. If we don’t teach these truths to them through our own actions, we will fail them. Take time to explain the importance of working together. Model it by reaching out to other Christians in your own community. Involve your kids in ministries that encourage cooperation with other groups outside your own bubble. Only through our collective focus on Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit can we ever achieve anything.

 

Zachariah Seanor is the national consultant for Royal Ambassadors, Challengers, and Youth on Mission; husband to an amazing wife; and lover of the great outdoors. When he’s not in the office writing blogs, he enjoys warm fires, cool summer nights, and long walks with his border collie, Nellie.

 

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