A visiting pastor gave our message today since our pastor is on vacation this week. It was on encouragement. Encouragement can be seen as an oil that helps grease the wheels of our life.
Just as a locomotive has many wheels that are connected to each other by levers and pulleys which guide the train, the local church can be a place where we can be encouragers that allow people to minister to each other and the world to move it to its designated destination.
During the sunday morning discussion that I am guiding in Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for the Highest, one of his themes is that we need to aim higher in our lives to be on God's level. One of our participants stressed that we need the one anothers from scripture that will allow our lives to function smoothly and move the train of our lives forward. In the above illustration, the pastor is the local shepherd or engineer that knows all about the train and what it needs to do its work smoothly and efficiently.