Thanksgiving

Grateful for Fellowship

We need each other.

As much as we may like to think we can handle things ourselves, scripture teaches that we need one another. God Himself declared His thoughts on the matter in Genesis 2:18 after forming Adam from the earth’s dust.

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

For five straight days, God opened His mouth and spoke creation into being. Light emerged. Then dry ground as water separated. The plants and animals followed. And each time, God looked at what He’d made and declared it good.

Until He made man. He saw Adam alone on the earth and declared it “not good.” Adam didn’t even realize it, but he needed another human to assist him in this thing called life.

You, dear one, need helpers too. We all do. God didn’t create us to exist alone. He made us to live together and help one another.

Even Jesus needed people while clothed in human flesh. He called together twelve that would help Him fulfill His calling. And although Jesus went off by Himself to pray, He ministered alongside people. When He sent His Disciples out, He never sent them alone.

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” Mark 11:1-3

And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you.” Mark 14:13

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. Luke 10:1

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. Acts 13:2-3

Apparently, God still thinks it isn’t good for us to live alone. We need people. Even in our service, He has no intention for us to go alone. We are meant to live life in the beauty of fellowship. This is the means God chose for us to exist in prosperity—with one another.

In this season of uncertainty where sickness and fear have isolated so many, I pray you are able to experience the blessing of fellowship this Thanksgiving. Love is meant to be shared. So is life. We need each other. I am thankful for the fellowship with precious loved ones this week as we thank God for His goodness, His love, and His provision for us.

Tremendous blessings fall when believers gather in Jesus’ name. Jesus shared one of them in Matthew 18:20.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Whatever your celebration looks like this week, may His love manifest as you gather.

I am so thankful for you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

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