Words from the Heart for Wednesday June 16th, 2021
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.
Ecclesiastes 4:9–10 (NIV)
Two Are Better Than One
Back in 1946 this was written by a Canadian to describe Canada to Americans: “Canada is like a double-yolked egg. French Canada and English Canada each form, as it were, a nation within a nation. The Dominion is a country with a dual nationality. Double nationality is very foreign to American ways of thinking, but it has to be recognized before one can begin to understand Canada. It dominates Canadian politics, for almost every public question must be viewed with a French eye and an English eye, or it will be seen out of focus.
Human beings are not meant to live life alone. God understood this and so just after He created Adam, He saw that it was not good for the man to be alone, so He created Eve. Even the Lone Ranger wasn’t alone, in spite of his name – he had Tonto, his faithful friend and companion. The author of the book of Ecclesiastes understood this, and so says 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.” This is often used as the text for a Christian wedding, and it certainly is appropriate at that point, but it is far broader than that. God gives others to us – His followers are not meant to live the Christian life alone. We are placed in the body of Christ so that we will be stronger in every way. How can you be a blessing to a brother or sister today, helping them up when they have fallen?
These have been words from the heart.