Words from the Heart for Sunday November 26th, 2017
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)
Two Are Better Than One
The Lord has made us to benefit from working together. We need each other. The enemy is constantly at work to disrupt the relationships the Lord brings into our lives. He fears what can happen when we share a godly interdependence. Who is it that the Lord has placed in your life to fill this need? Guard that relationship as a gift from the Lord.
Bill Ayotte of Churchill, Manitoba was already awake one morning at 5 o’clock when he heard a woman scream. He rushed outside to see Erin Greene being attacked by a polar bear. He had no shotgun or rifle, so he grabbed a shovel and raced towards the Erin and the bear. As soon as he struck the bear with the shovel, the bear turned on Bill and began to maul him. He lost an ear, but saved Erin’s life.
Erin Greene said of the bear attack “If that bear had had a minute more, even just 30 seconds more, if Bill hadn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here.” Human beings were not made to live in isolation. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. The Bible speaks of this in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” The Lord created us to live in fellowship with others. We can miss that in our Western society where individuality is celebrated. The principle of the kingdom of God is that we are called to live in relationship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We need each other. We are better together. We are called to help each other succeed, and to lift each other up. Life is challenging enough, but to live it without the assistance of others would be unthinkable. The Lord will give you opportunities today to come alongside someone who needs you. That person will be better off with your help.
These have been words from the heart.