WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
“and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit”
John 15:16 ESV
GOD USES US AS FRIENDS
The movie “Dunkirk” was a big summer hit. Author Doug Banister described the events of the Battle of Dunkirk this way: “The Spring of 1940 found Hitler’s panzer divisions mopping up French troops and preparing for a siege of Great Britain. The Dutch had already surrendered, as had the Belgians. The British Army floundered on the coast of France in the channel port of Dunkirk. Nearly a quarter million young British soldiers and over 100,000 Allied troops faced capture or death. The Fuerher’s troops, only a few miles away in the hills of France, closed in on an easy kill. The Royal Navy had enough ships to save nearly 17,000 men, and the House of Commons was told to brace itself for “hard and heavy tidings.”
Then while a despairing world watched with fading hope, a bizarre fleet of ships appeared on the horizon of the English Channel. Trawlers, tugs, fishing boats, lifeboats, sailboats, pleasure craft, an island ferry named “Gracie Fields,” and even the America’s Cup challenger Endeavor, all manned by civilian sailors, sped to the rescue. The ragtag armada eventually rescued 338,682 men and returned them home to the shores of England. It was one of the most remarkable naval operations in history. The church, likewise, is God’s ragtag armada. The church is a mix of flawed individuals on a rescue operation commissioned by God. (The Word and Power Church, Banister)
Typically, special missions are performed by special friends. Jesus had a special mission for the disciples and He has a special mission for us. God has entrusted us today because of our relationship with Him. We may not be the best and brightest but we are His ragtag armada. Ask God what His winning mission is for you today.