We need each other. We were not created to live this life alone, we were not created to walk the road of life alone. We need each other.
We need each other in our good times, we need each other in our bad times. We need each other to accomplish the things that God has for us to do.
Listen to what happens today in Luke 10:1-3:
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
We see in this passage that Jesus sent out His followers to preach, to teach, to heal, to bring His word. But He did not sent them out by themselves. He sent them out two by two. He sent them out with someone to help them. Support them. Work with them?
Why? Verse three said that this work would be hard – they were lambs among wolves. It was going to be a challenge. It was going to be hard. They were going to have times where they were going to want to give us. They needed each other to do what God had called them to do.
So do we. There will be times when we want to give up. Times when we want to quit. Times when we want to just stop and go home. We need each other. We need each other to challenge, to support, to carry.
Jesus sent them out two by two. He did not create us to walk alone.
Today, who do you have walking with you in the tough times? Who can you count on?
And just as importantly, who can count on you? Who is it that can look to you as a help?
Today, may we make sure that we have those in our lives what we can count on for support. And may we seek to be the kind of people that others can count on to support them!
We really do need each other!