A little girl was lost in a farming community. Her mother had looked all over for her child. She finally realized that she had probably wandered out in the large cornfield. The mother rallied help and the helpers joined hands and walked through the field calling the little girl’s name. They found the girl scarred, but alive. Wonderful things happen when people join hands.
That story expresses our need to join hands of faith, love, service, and sacrifice in expressing partnership in the Gospel. God has forgiven us in Christ, our Savior, and He has united us in Christ our Savior, and He has united us with Him. At the same time, He has united us with each other that we might build each other up and help the church grow.
How many lost ones are out there who need to hear the Gospel? How many tasks are there which go undone? If we would remember to join hands, more could be found and more could be done. Everything is better when we join hands. How joyful and uplifting our worship becomes when we join hands together and sing praises to God in our assemblies of worship on the Lord’s Day. It is pleasing to God when He sees His people joining hands in the work of the Kingdom. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11).