We Need Each Other

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!

The Power of Godly Friendship

David is one of more interesting lives in all of scripture. There is so much that we can learn from him.

We can learn the power of doing good and being faithful. David was a man after God’s own heart. He loved God with all that he was. He believe in the power of worship and faith and change.

More so than nearly anyone in scripture, David really sought after God and tried to be faithful to God.

But, David also teaches that even the most faithful are going to make mistakes. David made some terrible, terrible mistakes and suffered the consequences of those choices.

We can learn a lot, both good and bad, from David.

We can learn a lot from David today in 1 Samuel 18: 1-4

As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt

In this passage, we learn power of friendship. David and Jonathan were great friends. Scripture actually said that they loved each other. That’s a powerful concept to think about friendship in that way.

Friends are gifts from God. We need friends in our lives. We need folks to surrond us. We need folks to laugh with us. Cry with us. Pray with us. Carry us in tough times, celebrate with us in times of victory. We need friends.

David and Jonathan had some challenges in their friendship, but they remained friends through it all. God placed them together as friends, and that friendship strengthened each of their lives.

We need good, Godly friends in our lives, as David had with Jonathan.

Today, do you have those type of friends in your life? Do you have those Godly friends in your life?

Are you being that type of friend to your friends? Are you being a Godly friend?

Friendship matters. May we seek, and be, the type of friends that God wants for us.