God meant for us to come together

Published 3:16 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The other day I waxed my car. It had been so long I almost forgot how the water beads on a well waxed automobile. I came out the next morning to a sea of miniature beads of morning dew.

As I began I to drive up Fifth Avenue toward Mildred’s, something began to happen.

The tiniest of beads at the end of my hood began to move toward me. As it did it collected other little droplets, and before I knew it, there was a big blob of water cascading over the top of my car’s hood. Big is relative since the first bit of dew was so small.

I tell you this story because we live in a culture today of individualism and isolationism, privacy fences and people who hide behind their personal computers.

I believe that Jesus chose the 12 disciples because he knew they couldn’t accomplish what he needed by going the journey alone. God waited for “all” of them to be gathered in one place as the Holy Spirit fell upon them, and Jesus said where two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be.

In these times in which we live, it is so easy to just scatter about, but I believe that God wants us to come together one by one by one and so on.

And before you know it, there would be a sea of people pushed by the wind actually making a difference in the world for the Divine.

Tim Beck is pastor of Kenbridge United Methodist Church. His email address is revtimbeck@gmail.com.