"You make springs pour water into the ravines, so streams gush down from the mountains." (NLT)
As the streams in Yellowstone flow together to form larger rivers , so does the love and peace of God flow forth from the local churches to form the world-wide love and peace of God's message through Jesus Christ. It is incumbent upon each of us, within the local church, to contribute to those two forces of God, love and peace. It is equally important for each church to send forth those two message to its community. If we do this well, as Jesus tells us in John 13:35, "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (NIV). It is our responsibility and joy to carry out this command of Jesus--to love as He has loved us. If we do our part, the Holy Spirit will draw many to His side. Lord, show me how best to display your love and peace.
Jesus' Message Flows Forth