Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. –Romans 12:15
When a friend of mine’s husband passed away, it was wonderful to see the church in action in what was a difficult time.
I love seeing the body of Christ in action. When we celebrate, we celebrate together. When we mourn, we mourn together. In this time of need, the church rallied around the family and helped take care of their needs during a very trying time.
Are you connected to the body of believers?
I am not simply asking if you make it to church on Sunday. It is easy to do that and to disappear out of the door before the service ends and have no one know your name–especially in a large church. God provides us with opportunities to walk through life with other people. He wants us to be connected and find support and comfort in the Body of Christ. Life is better when lived in community.
So when life happens — the death of a loved one, the birth of a new child, the struggle of adolescent years, the pain of a divorce — we have fellow Christians who can come alongside us and walk through life’s triumphs and trials, rejoicing when we rejoice and mourning with us when we mourn.
God does not desire anyone to have to do life alone, but community doesn’t just happen. It takes work, time and effort. You must make the choice to join in fellowship with other believers. Try a small group. Try a ministry area. Serve and meet others who are like-minded.
Who can you walk through life with? Who do you support and who is your Christian support.
Life is better when lived with other people! I love the women in my small group!
What a blessing!