7. Community – With One Another
Psalm 133: 1… It is good and pleasant when God’s people live together in peace!
We conclude with another island that has two benches. Notice they’re closer—encouraging us to gather together. Remember that old 70’s song, No Man Is An Island — it’s a part of God’s plan! God put us all together–this huge melting pot of people–so we could help one another and share God’s love with one another by what we do, say and think. Scripture says, ”when one falls the other can pick them up” — we need one another; it’s the way God created us, in fact it’s the way all God’s creation works. Just like the cog in a wheel, a missing link trips up the whole works.
So, as you leave your walk, if someone is there, ask them to join you. This is the “community” island so share, pray, sing, cry, be real and authentic with one another. If you are alone, give God thanks for those who have come along-side you in life as a mentor, guide, friend in the Lord—and pray for them. Then take your leave rejoicing with this Scripture upon your lips and heart,
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” –(Hebrews 12: 1-3 NLT)