King Solomon wrote that “Two are better than one” (Ecclesiastes 4:9 -12). Why? Because they help each other succeed. When one falls, the other can help them up. In extreme weather, two can keep each other warm. And in battle, two can stand back-to-back and defend themselves.
According to the synergy concept, two together can accomplish more than the sum of their individual efforts. In fact, adding one is almost like multiplying. (As long as they are working together in unity!)
From the beginning of the Bible, God’s plan has been all about people. Starting with “Let us make man in our image” and “It’s not good for man to be alone.” He promises never to leave us. Jesus said that where two or three were gathered in His name, He’ll be there too. He invites us to take His yoke so we can pull the load together. He promises an eternity with Him. And the two major commands are to love God and love others.
Bottom line? We were made for relationships.
So, while I tend to blog about the vertical relationship with God on other days, in 2012 I’m setting Fridays aside to talk about horizontal relationships like friendship. Because we can’t do life alone. And I’m asking, “Do you want to go with?”
What about you? Who do you journey through life with? How do they help you? What do you look for in a friend?