Working Together

Peggy Byland

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. (v. 12)

The Drummond Island Ferry crosses the St. Marys River from DeTour to Drummond Island and back several times every day, all year round. Over 100,000 round-trip vehicle tickets and nearly 200,000 round-trip passenger tickets are purchased each year. The ferry is a necessary link across one of the busiest waterways in the world.

I arrived in DeTour on a Friday afternoon. After unpacking the car, Isa and I walked down the street to see the cars loaded onto the ferry. We watched as one by one all 36 cars, trucks, and semi trucks and several foot-passengers boarded the ferry under the excellent guidance of the dock and boat crews.

The pace of life on the island revolves around the ferry schedule. Those traveling to the mainland for work or children crossing the channel for school must be on time. A ferry missed means being an hour late. For the ferry system to function properly, people must be committed to working together. No one part of the system is more necessary than another.

As Christian people, God calls us to work together. Just as each part of the body is important to the body as a whole, so too each one of the body of Christ is bound together in cooperation with God as our center. We live to bring glory and honor to our head, Jesus Christ. —Peggy Byland

As you pray, ask God to help all of us to work together for good.