Stir Up One Another
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near, (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Wild turkeys have a special call when they are separated. The "kee-kee-run" call is used by wild turkeys to reassemble, to meet. They want to be together. When a flock is scattered, they can be reassembled with the call.
God is calling us to assemble, to meet. Unfortunately, the current conditions would challenge us to creatively meet in different ways. Numbers of you have met as families and worshiped together. Make time in your schedule this Sunday. Sit down as a family. Pray together. Listen to the sermon online together. Sing together.
Others of you have met on the phone. Call someone and talk. Still others have chatted online. Assemble a small group using our current technology, (i.e. webex or zoom). Talk to your neighbors at a safe distance.
I am reminded of Tim, the tool man, Taylor. Do you remember when he would talk through the fence to Wilson W. Wilson, his neighbor?
The purpose of such gathering is found in Hebrews 10:24. We are to stir one another up, to provoke in a positive way to love. In isolation we are more susceptible to fear. We are called to encourage one another to love and to good works. In other words we are called to help each other obey God's Word.
How will we creatively meet this week? Who will we stir up? And how will we help each other to love and obedience?
Is that a "kee-kee-run" I hear?!
In His love,
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