Life seems to be so constituted that it’s our nature to need one another, to walk together with one another. This is seen in the way we band together as families and as friends, in the way we turn to one another in times of sorrow or joy, in the way we celebrate life’s high moments and share the experiences which are meaningful to us.
And, if we are Christians, the fellowship of being together has dimensions of meaning never found anywhere else. Long ago, Jesus said, “Come to me.” And, believing in him,
people came. But this isn’t all they did: as we are told in Acts 2:44, “They who believe were together…” Not only did they come to him, they also got together with one another. They were mutually encouraged by the faith of one another and drew strength from the fellowship they shared.
Paul wrote to one of the churches: “I thank God whenever I think of you, and when I pray for you, my prayers are always joyful, because of your good fellowship in the gos-pel of Christ from the first day until now.”
My dear friends, if we are at all sincere about this business of Christian living, there is no way to describe the values there are for us in being together-in fellowship, in shared experiences, and in the adoration and wor-ship of God.
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We should have much peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others. Thomas A Kempis
Romans 12:18 – If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with every-one.”.