Wednesday Word 1.10.18

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Got your 6 (I’ve got your back). Two heads are better than one. “It takes two to make a thing go right…it takes two to make it outta sight.” Two can live as cheaply as one. Two of a kind. Like two peas in a pod. Takes two to tango. The two shall be as one. Two by two…The idea of working together for common goals must go all the way back to caveman days when they figured out that hunting together would yield a better result. Even some animals hunt together. Have you ever seen the videos of whales surrounding schools of krill and forming “bubble nets” that force the tiny creatures into a giant ball of snacks? All God’s creatures can benefit from togetherness. Except the krill, maybe.

The notion comes straight from Jesus that if we bind together with the common purpose of serving God, we will be heard. In Matthew 18:19-20 we read, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” The important point is that we are working together for God’s purpose, not our own gratification or acclaim.

The Bible points us towards togetherness in both the Old and the New Testaments. 1 John 1:7 tells us, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from sin.” That fellowship helps to keep us walking in the light of Jesus Christ. I am very blessed to share that walk with a fellowship of believers. Do you feel connected to a fellowship of believers? What steps will you take to make or to strengthen that connection?  Wherever two or more are gathered…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ, Vicki