And thank you!
Writing down my thoughts for these many months has been “cathartic” for me. Also, I have had a deep desire to touch just one person who might need what I need that day.
You have commented and I consider it a “handful on purpose” that encourages me. Also, I take it as an opportunity to lift you up in prayer that day. I realize we are all needy people in some area of life.
I am reminded of Isaiah 41, which in my Scofield Bible is headed, “The greatness of God and the weakness of man.”
How descriptive of us and our need for God and each other every day.
Verse 6 says, “They helped every one his neighbor, and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.”
Continuing in verse 7, “So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with his hammer him that smote the anvil…”
Each man encouraged the next one and so completed a good, strong work.
Another teaching I think of is in Exodus 17. There was a battle between Amalek and Israel. As long as Moses held his hands up to Heaven, Israel prevailed.
But Moses grew weary!
We also grow tired. Can we hold up one another’s hands as we learn the needs? A battle might be won that day.
It is so easy to be consumed with our own needs and find it difficult to get outside our world–and relationships can suffer.
The following is so picturesque of our day, first published in 1947:
“This is the age
Of the half-read page
And the quick hash
And the mad dash.
The bright night
With the news tight.
The plane hop
With the brief stop.
The lamp tan
In a short span.
The big shot
In a tight spot.
And the brain strain
And the heart pain.
And the cat naps
‘Til the spring snaps–
And the fun’s done!”
As we care for each other, could we ease the “brain strain” and the “heart pain” and help prevent the “spring snap”?
We do need each other. God said it in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good that man should be alone…”