"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand." Emily Kimbrough
It is no surprise that we need each other. To know there is someone to turn to when life is not going well. To share in triumphs and tribulations; praying for one another. Everybody needs somebody. Relationships are a human necessity.
Paul asked for his brothers in Christ to pray for him when he planned to visit Rome. He knew it would be a task at hand and needed support from his brothers in Christ.
“I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea and that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there, so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed.” Romans 15:30-32
And he went further to express the need for supporting one another when writing Ephesians Chapter 4:
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2
It is no wonder Jesus stresses the importance of unity throughout the bible. He knew we would need each other. We are called to uphold our brothers and sisters in Christ. Be understanding when they stumble. Be there to encourage. Help strengthen one another. Be disciples ourselves!
Is there someone you know struggling in their walk with Christ? Is there someone you know who is at the end of their rope and ready to give up? Send them a note. Let them know you are there to listen and help. Even when you can’t understand their situation, loving them is more important. Jesus would do the same!!!