Strands of Support

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At church for the last several weeks, we’ve been looking at some of the unsung heroes in Scripture.  There are so many important characters in the Bible who made an impact with their faith, yet we often glance over them because they played such a behind the scenes or seemingly small role in the story.

Yesterday, the message centered around Hebrews 10: 22-25

“…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

I smiled as we were instructed to flip to this section in our Bibles. I consider Hebrews 10:23 to be my life verse. It’s one I go back to and meditate on over and over.

The gist of the message yesterday was that even though we don’t know for certain who the author of Hebrews is we do know that it was an individual who was encouraging fellow believers and friends to persevere, to keep on keeping on. He stressed the importance of being there for one another. And, to basically be the “unsung heroes” for one another.

The pastor then had us flip over to Ecclesiastes to read the words of Solomon, who the Bible refers to as the wisest man who ever lived:

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
 If either of them falls down,one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (4: 9-12)

The church we’ve started attending since moving to N. Georgia has several campuses across the area. Yesterday, we decided it was time to check out the campus that will be closest to where we will be living once we close on our new house. Up until now, we’ve been going to the one down the road because it’s the one my brother-in-law and his wife attend.

I reminded my son before we even arrived at the new church that this would be a great way for him to maybe connect with other kids who will be living near him or going to school with him.  After signing him into the kid’s service, my parting words to him were…”go make friends.”

My husband and I turned and headed to the auditorium to hear the message. As we made the short walk, I mentioned to my husband how important it was for us to get plugged in some where, remembering back to when I moved to North Carolina. I didn’t know anyone in town back then. Within a month, I found a church to attend, connected with a handful of folks, and felt like I had found my home.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

The message I heard yesterday was a perfect reminder to me of how much we need one another.  It was a reminder, also, that we are called to walk alongside each other…and, yes, to be the unsung heroes in the lives of others.

6 thoughts on “Strands of Support

  1. Carol Peterson

    Lovely verses to remind us of how to do life. We do need each other and the “3 cords” verse is a perfect example of how even God–as the Trinity–lives in community and relationship.

    I hope you find a new church home soon and make oodles of life-long friends.

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    1. Eileen Post author

      So far, I really like the two we’ve checked out! Hoping it doesn’t take long to get connected.

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  2. Anita

    Hi Eileen,

    I loved your post. I especially liked where you said – ‘ we are called to walk alongside each other…and, yes, to be the unsung heroes in the lives of others.’
    I pray that you and your family will settle in soon.

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