Philippians 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Paul delights in his partners in the gospel. He knows he can’t go it alone. He appoints elders and deacons in the churches. He takes companions with him on his missionary journeys. He writes letters to believers in most of the cities he visits. Even so, he gives God all the credit for completing the work they start.
I just want all of you to know how much I appreciate all the volunteers here at Kibbie Church. There is no way I could do it alone. Indeed, there is great joy in my heart for all of you, whether your work is volunteering for the many leadership positions, or being a prayer warrior, or sharing your talents of playing an instrument, or preparing meals or writing letters and cards, or decorating the sanctuary or maintaining the grounds, or supporting the ministry financially. Your partnership is noticed and so appreciated.
Like Paul, I know the One who began a good work in all of you will carry it out to completion and for that I am the most joy filled. So as we begin a new church year, may all work together as if it all depended on us, knowing that only what God does through us is what really counts!