I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. —2 Timothy 4:7 (NLT)
If you’ve ever watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics, you’ve probably seen the torch relay. The torch bearers’ goal is to get the flame from Olympia, Greece, to the current games’ cauldron. Depending on the total distance and the length of the individual legs, there can be as many as 12,000 people carrying the flame!
Believers who have come before us were torch-bearers of the gospel of Jesus. Their testimonies and faith have lit the way, showing us how God works through His people and how He interacts with and loves them.
You and the people around you who follow Christ are also carriers of the gospel. There is a portion of the race that is yours to run in order for people to see the light of Jesus—people only you interact with and places God calls you to go. The good news is that this isn’t a mission that belongs to you alone!
Being together in faith means we encourage, love and exhort each other in our pursuit of God and obedience to Him. It means that we continue to cheer on those who are carrying the gospel to their communities by praying for and equipping them in whatever ways we can.
Maybe your next step in pursuing togetherness is to connect with a community where you can be transparent in your struggles. It might mean gathering with friends to celebrate God’s blessings. Or it might mean summoning the courage to share the gospel with someone in your life. Perhaps God is asking you to pray for or partner with missionaries overseas.
Whatever your “leg” of togetherness looks like, we’re all running with our eyes fixed on the same amazing goal. We're in this together!
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Discover more about togetherness at wycliffe.org/together.