Do Conditions Have To Be Perfect For You To Come Out?
Several years ago I had the amazing opportunity to see spotted salamanders breeding. I know what you’re thinking, but I promise it’s not gross. The salamanders look as if they are all dancing underwater and you see flashes of bluish black with speckles of yellow and white spots glimmering in the moonlight. The conditions required to get spotted salamanders out en mass to breed need to be almost perfect. The vernal (or temporary) pools that they lay their eggs in have to be the correct depth and PH, the humidity and temperature have to be just right and it typically follows a heavy rain. Once their annual “dance” is complete they go back to their subterranean burrows and are rarely seen again until the next breeding season.
Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” The writer of Hebrews is encouraging us to not only love one another and do good works but to also not forget the purpose for meeting. We don’t just go to church to keep up appearances, at least I hope not!
The real reason we assemble together is to mutually encourage one another so that we can do the work of the ministry that we ALL are called to do. The Lord has given us all specific gifts in which we are to use to help edify the body and grow the kingdom of God. We meet together so as to help one another from falling by the wayside or getting discouraged and giving up. Do conditions have to be perfect for you to come out?
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