The church in Thessalonica was young. As I read the encouragement that Paul gave them in the letter he wrote, I couldn’t help but think of our church. Still new by todays church standards. But we have come along way baby!
When I think back, I remember many of our own Pauls. Support, encouragement, praise, advice. Some have moved on. Some return every now and then. Some plan to return but are called other places.
As blurry as the picture shown this morning was the future of Journey to many on more than one occasion.
Our leaders knew exactly what the Lord called them to do, and I would guess, thought they knew exactly what it should look like.
But life has a way of keeping us on our toes. Making it necessary to pivot on a moments notice. Not only in planting a church, but in everyday life. Many times we can go to sleep in one situation, and wake up to a whole other one. It can be discouraging, and exhausting. But when our support system reminds us of the end results, and praise our efforts, it most certainly makes the pivot feel less daunting.
As we go through this week, I pray we are more encouraging and supportive of those around us. Everyone is facing a battle. Just because it’s not something we think is important doesn’t make it less important to them.
Be someone’s support this week, even for a moment.