Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Ecclesiastes 4: 9 – 11
Proverbs – so much timeless wisdom in one little book! There isn’t much it doesn’t cover about life, but how like our God to want us to have a handbook for living it to the fullest! And what a reminder that He doesn’t just care about the big things in our lives that seem so important to us, but He cares about the little things, as well.
I love this advice: “Two are better than one!” Together we can do so much more – easier, faster, and better! And how blessed we are to have those individuals in our lives whom we know we can count on, who will give us emotional and physical warmth in this cold, cruel world of ours, who will encourage and strengthen us, and who will share in our joys and sorrows. Whether it’s a spouse, good friend, sibling, other family member, or neighbor, what a gift it is to have someone we can depend on and trust – someone who is reliable, responsible, solid, steady, loving, kind, who makes us laugh, who holds us while we cry, who honors us, and who cares about our well-being and happiness. What a gift to have such wonderful, loving relationships!
I can’t even fathom the heartache and loneliness a person must feel who goes through the difficult times of life without someone by his/her side. We all need someone to love and who we know cares about us. May we be those same committed and faithful companions in return, and may we be more aware of those around us who might be in need of a friend or a loving hand. May we be individuals that others can trust and look to in their time of need and to remind them of God’s love and faithfulness.
Dear God, grant us your grace to continue to be loving and dedicated spouses, friends, and family members to each other, but especially may we be so to those who are lonely and in need. We thank you for those special people you have placed in our lives who support, encourage, and add joy to our lives. Amen