Most regions of the world are familiar with the amazing phenomenon of snow. Snowflakes are unique ice crystals. Individual snowflakes are fragile, and they quickly melt if they land on your hand. Yet together they create a force to be reckoned with. They can shut down major cities while creating amazing landscapes of snow-laden trees whose pictures decorate calendars and become the subject of artwork. They provide pleasure on the ski slopes and fun for children as they make snowmen and ammunition for snowball fights. All because they stick together.

So it is with those of us who follow Christ. Each of us has been uniquely gifted with the capacity to be part of the work of Christ. We were never intended to live in isolation but to work together to become a great force for God and the advance of His cause. As Paul reminds us, the body of Christ “is not one member but many” (1 Cor. 12:14). All of us are to use our gifts to serve one another so that together we can make a significant difference in our world.

Put your abilities to work, cooperate with those around you and let the Spirit use you for His glory!

We can accomplish more together than we can alone.


Joe Stowell


Our Daily Bread