“Two is better than one because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down one can help the other up” – (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).
The Bible has many beautiful stories of team couples who worked together to build the kingdom. Of course one has to start with Joseph and Mary a humble couple who raised Jesus till he began his public ministry (Mathew 1). There is Abraham and Sarah who traveled together through the desert and had a son, Isaac, late in life (Gen 21). Elkanah and Hannah gave up the son they also had late in life to the Lord’s service (I Sam 1: 23- 28).
One of the most amazing couple that we can’t fail to take notice of is Aquila and Priscila. The Apostle Paul met them in Corinth. “There he met a Jew, named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy, along with his wife, Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome” ( Corinth 18: 2). They hosted the lifelong bachelor and worked together with him as tent makers, providing Paul the support of a home he needed in his traveling ministry.
This couple’s ministry was also extended to Appolo, a renowned teacher who in spite of his rich knowledge had no idea of Jesus. “When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately” (vv 26).
The Apostle Paul considered Aquila and Priscila as lifelong partners and kept referring to them in his letters. “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co- workers in Christ Jesus” (Rom 16:3). Later he also wrote to Timothy and asked him, “Greet Priscila and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus” (2 Tim 4:19).
This couple reminds us how God can bring together two or more individuals for a purpose. God uses such partnership to extend his kingdom, a matter we should always be open to.
Prayer for today: Lord God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, thank you for those God chosen partnerships you bring in my life and I pray to use them profitably for the growth of your kingdom, this I pray in Jesus’s name.