Gather • Devotion #6: The Pack
Brett Eberle | Tech Intern
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25
Gatherings have always been a normal part of my life. Since I was born, there are maybe a handful of weekends where I did not attend at least one gathering. Even though my parents stressed the importance of attending a gathering every weekend, I never really understood why it was so important until I was in high school.
I attended Clarkston High School where I played football for the school all four years that I was there. The football field is where I learned why it is so important to gather together. Clarkston’s mascot is a wolf. All of the sports teams and the entire student body were taught a theme. That theme was “The strength of the wolf is in the pack, and the strength of the pack is in the wolf.” When I was in high school, I only thought this quote applied to the football field, but when I read these verses in Hebrews, I was immediately reminded of these words that my coach had pounded into our heads on the field. I had the privilege of playing with some truly talented kids, but if the other ten guys did not play as hard as they could, it did not matter how good that one kid was. Without the support of the other kids that were on the field with our star player, there was no room for him to do what needed to be done to win the game.
This is how gatherings are supposed to work. We come together as a body of believers to encourage one another. The world that we live in today will try to beat you into the ground, much like the players on the other team tried to do to us. However, with the support of your teammates, your brothers and sisters in Christ, we can accomplish anything for the Kingdom of God.