What does a cat and dog have in common? What does the Sun
and Moon have in common? What do Republicans, Demarcates and Liberals have in
common? No, this is not the start of a
bad joke! Most of us would say…NOTHING! Yet we know this is not true. Each group has something in common.
Cats and Dogs are animals, the Sun and the Moon are a part of our Solar System and Republicans, Demarcates and Liberals…well…OH!...WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS! That’s right! We are of the same species…God created us in his image…to be in community with each other! That’s right! We have been wired to be in relationships with other people. With people who don’t look like us, act like us, or even talk like us. Yet, we are made for community! Without each other we are not complete.
Have you ever wondered why being alone all the time doesn’t feel real good? It is because you and I were created for real person to person (face time) relationships. We have to get past all of the outward differences and work on the relational side of what makes us…us! That would be…understanding we are all in this thing called LIFE together! Maybe some of you don’t know this. But the Bible teaches about 50 personal touches that we NEED to do for “one another” to keep in good community.
This week take some time to read the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. You will see that he shows us how to live in relationships that bring healing, growth and greater understanding about God’s plan for our lives. Come check us out this weekend at Restoration at Hillside as we talk about what we have in common and how it brings us together!