This morning I read this encouraging passage in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no-one to help him up! Also if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken”.
I am reminded of how much we truly need each other. That this is how we are meant to function as a body of believers. We can try to do things on our own or in isolation but eventually we find we don’t have the capacity or strength to endure.
It’s in our most difficult times that we are to seek out help from each other. It’s in our loneliest moments that we are to reach out for help. The John Kirwan ads about depression come to mind. It was the friend that was there beside them that helped them through their depression. And this is how it is to be with us as a church, as a family.
Someone once said “When you walk with someone during the good times, they will be there with you during the bad times”. It’s about investing into each other’s lives. Doing life together.
I want to encourage you today to ask yourself the question: Do I need to stop trying to do it all on my own? Is it time for me to seek out someone to walk with me? Or maybe it’s who do I need to reach out to? Who do I need to get alongside? Two are always better than one.