People rushing hither and thither. Some running and looking excited, some just look tired and bored. Tall people, short people, people of all races and ethnicity. Everybody going somewhere, and they all depend on the actions of others to help them get there. Some are alone, some are with others, but they all have one thing in common. Wanna guess where I am and what it is they have in common?
If you guessed the Atlanta airport, you are right. Man oh man are there some funny looking people here (I know – I am one of them!). As I watched them, I realized that they all have something in common. They are all looking for a “connection”. I liked that word, so I looked it up on my handy dandy iPhone. Connection means, “The action of linking one thing to another”. Okay, that makes sense, I see lots of people linking up around here with planes taking them somewhere they want to go, but it raised a larger question for me. What am I connected to? What do I want to connect to? Of course right now I am wanting to connect to a plane to take me home to my wonderful wife and daughter, but I have lately realized that I want more than that. I want to be connected to people, and have us work together to connect closer to God. There have been a lot of times in my life where I was pretty alone, and it was by connecting with others I came through it. I believe we all need that, and a while back I decided I wanted more of it.
So a couple of weeks ago, I got intentional about making some connections. I got involved with a new process at my church called “Huddles”. Huddles connects 2 or 3 men together to help each other be accountable. Accountable to God, to themselves, to their family and friends, etc. I have met twice with one of my Huddle “connections”, and I have to tell you I have really, really enjoyed it. We have now invited another man into our group, and I really look forward to connecting more with him as well. It just feels like it’s gonna be good! There is a process for ladies as well called “Tangles”.
Well, gotta go make my plane connection, so I will leave you with this verse:
I Cor 14:26 – “When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation.”
Sounds like we need each other, huh? So go! Get connected!