What Does God Say About Teamwork?

Do you like honey? Maybe you like it drizzled on top of your cereal or stirred into tea. Honey can also boost energy and even soothe a cough!

Bees fly about 55,000 miles to make just 1 pound of honey. That’s more than two times around the world! God created these amazing insects to be great at teamwork. As many as 80,000 bees live in a hive, and a hive can produce more than 80 pounds of honey each year. That’s a lot of honey — maybe even more than you weigh!

The incredible part is that each individual bee makes only 1½ teaspoons of honey during its entire lifetime. But bees can make a lot of honey because they work together! Teamwork also allows people to do more together than they could on their own.

A wise king named Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”

On a piece of paper list some of the kinds of teams you can think of (examples: sports team, medical team). Now, answer these questions about each team:

  • How do the members of this team work together?
  • Why is every member important?
  • What might happen if one or more members of the team were missing?

One of the most important teams is God’s team of believers, called the Body of Christ. Read or listen to 1 Corinthians 12:20-25 to find out why each team member is essential! What might happen if one or more members were missing?

God created us (and bees) to work together and support one another. When we do, the results are sweet!

Dear Jesus, 

Thank You for creating me to be part of a team. Thank You for giving me teammates in my parents, siblings, teachers and friends. I pray that You would help me work together with others to do all You have for us to do. Please help Compassion-sponsored kids around the world to become part of Your team too. 

In Your name, Amen.