Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"THERE'S ALWAYS TWO".......AND SOMETIMES MORE


Batman and Robin, Obi-wan and Luke, Han and Chewbacca, Abbot and Costello, Sunny and Share, Bo and Luke Duke, Simon and Simon, Donny and Marie Osmond, The Wonder Twins, or you and your best friend.....make a great pair or dynamic duo. These are just a taste of life teaching us that when it comes to living, relationship(s) not "solo-ism" is the better choice.

Scripture supports this decision to have a close friend or friends in which you share life and maybe even your work. People like God and Adam, Adam and Eve, Moses and Aaron, Moses and Joshua, Mordecai and Esther, David and Johnathan, Elijah and Elisha, Paul and Silas, and Priscilla and Aquila - were Biblical examples of dynamic pairs. There are pieces from each relationship/partnership that I hope I have and will attain in close relationships of my own.

Sometimes there were more than two! Daniel had his friends...Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. The Disciples had each other. When the local churches started, they too had each other and shared a lot with each other, including their finances. There is strength in numbers. A small or large group of friends can be a great support group and takes some degree of pressure off the best friend relationship or mentor relationship one might have in addition to the group friendship.

I am blessed enough to have both kinds of relationships - a couple of close paired relationships and a group of friends - to share life. I don't know how anyone could be a hermit and live alone. Maybe it is just the way I am wired. But what life and Scripture teaches us about relationship, I believe we are all wired to experience and keep relationships and the "hermits" of the world are just the introverts of the relationships. So, be encouraged. If you feel lonely, know that you are never alone and that if you seek, you will find There Is Always Two.....And Sometimes More.