Sunday, September 27, 2009


How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
-- Psalm 133:1

It isn’t unusual that irritations arise when people have to work closely togetber for extended periods of time. The wonderful thing is that this team worked with a remarkable degree of unity – even despite our many differences in personality, callings, giftedness, etc.

Early on, Tony put two verses of scripture before us. Phillipians 2:3-4 says, “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Our daily devotions in the book of James reinforced that point: let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger….” (James 1:19) We took these things to heart and daily asked for unity among us, and the Spirit of Jesus provided our every need.

I’m sure there were frustrations, but, with God’s help, we didn’t let them get a foothold. And so, His blessings were multiplied, and we continue to hold up through long, tiring days of travel.