Grateful for the Gift of Relationships

"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up."  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10  NASB

God is a relational being. The perfect unity and fellowship between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit proves this to be true. Man was made in His image so it's no wonder He made us to be relational, too. I think of God's loving provision through the relationships He blesses me with: my devoted husband, my loving daughters, my caring mother and sister, and the beautiful arrangement of friends, spiritual sisters really, who lift me up and encourage me through unconditional love and kindness, who set me straight through the knowledge and wisdom of God's Truth, and who fight with me in spiritual battle through fervent, faithful prayer. I am eternally grateful.

Dear Abba Father,

There aren't enough words to accurately describe the gratitude I have for the relationships You have blessed me with throughout my life. They show me Your love, Your joy, Your sacrifice and Your loyalty. They challenge me, comfort me, sharpen me and minister to me. Each in part reveals the heart of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Each offers me the blessed opportunity to be what another might need. Thank You, God, for making me like You, a person who is wired for companionship. Thank You, loving Father for such a precious gift.

In the perfect Name of Jesus, who is my dearest and most intimate friend, I pray.                    Amen

"Two are better than one...for if either of them falls, the one will pick up his companion..."