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Mello Cello

“Some Christians try to go to heaven alone, in solitude. But believers are not compared to bears or lions or other animals that wander alone. Those who belong to Christ are sheep in this respect, that they love to get together. Sheep go in flocks, and so do God’s people.” - Charles Spurgeon

Even when she was a beginner, I loved hearing my daughter practice her cello. The rich mellow sounds were peaceful and cathartic. But I rarely heard a melody – just random notes and runs.

Later we attended her orchestra recital. The cellos joined violins, violas, basses, percussion, and a few horns to create a complete sound. Each instrument contributed its part!

Solos are fine, but orchestration is rich and powerful. Beside cellos we need violins, horns, and even the little triangle in the back to create the best possible sound.

Paul drew an orchestra around him to enhance the melody he preached. Timothy, Titus, Silas, Luke, and a host of others added their parts to the ministry orchestration.

Paul was so committed to others joining his band that he passed over wonderful solo opportunities. He told the Corinthians, “Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia.” (2 Corinthians 2:12)

Don’t go solo! Find others and work in harmony for the gospel.  

Dan Bolin


Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc


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