A Team of Two
A team doesn’t have to be a bunch it can be just two. Think of some well-known teams. Would David have survived without Jonathan? Where would Lewis be without Clark? Who would remember Smith as a gun maker without Wesson? Hewlett and Packard, makers of computers and related products might have been 4th rate instead of one of the top companies. Johnson and Johnson prove that two heads are better than one when it comes to health care products, Laurel and Hardy might only have been half as funny (or not funny at all) if they hadn’t teamed up. Would only half as many people buy candy named M? There are many great Mr. and Mrs. teams (though many times the Mrs. is the silent partner!). These teams worked together and supported each other. One without the other may not have made it.
Some people would rather get all the glory. They want to make a name for themselves. It takes special people to be willing to team up with another. They realize that with another person they will be twice as productive. Maybe the other person has the financial backing they need or the know how or talent to make the idea work.
We shouldn’t feel that we are useless because we need the Lord. There is just something He has that will make it work. It is His Spirit, Himself that He contributes, and in Him we have every resource available to us.
All we need to do is team up with Jesus. He encourages us to do that. He says, “Take my yoke upon you.” You team up two oxen by putting a yoke on them. That is why Jesus used this particular illustration so that you would get the picture of you and Jesus as a team. The only difference in you and Jesus and some of the other teams is that He has all the resources--you just have to show up. He supplies the funds to carry out the work. He gives you the strength to do whatever work He has for you. You without Jesus cannot make it. Because He says, “Without me ye can do nothing.” Nothing worthwhile that is. With Jesus, however, you can do anything. You and Jesus--what a team!
Scriptures to Ponder:
Matthew 11:29; John 15:5; Philippians 4:13; 4:19; 2 Peter 1:3.