Restored Relationships

Barnabas agreed and wanted to take along John Mark. But Paul disagreed strongly, since John Mark had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in their work. Their disagreement was so sharp that they separated. Barnabas took John Mark with him and sailed for Cyprus. Paul chose Silas, and as he left, the believers entrusted him to the Lord’s gracious care.

(Acts 15:37-40 NLT)

After reading about Paul and Barnabas’ great ministry together, it’s very disappointing to learn about their sharp disagreement and separation. However, they didn’t let it get in the way of the ministry, and Paul’s letters seem to indicate that Paul, Barnabas and Mark eventually worked out their differences (see 1 Corinthians 9:6; Colossians 4:10; Philemon 24; 2 Timothy 4:11). It’s painful to be separated from the people that we love because of a disagreement. But the good news is that any broken relationship can be restored and strengthened.

Broken relationships can be restored.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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