Thrive. Not Just Survive. #5

I don’t think we were meant to thrive alone. Not sure we can thrive alone.tunnel

The New Testament is full of “one another” passages that ring so loudly of life meant to live together.

On August 23, 2010, our lives seeming fell apart when we first received the phone call about our daughter’s cancer. I had visions of our other three kids wasting away due to their sister’s death.

Shadows began to enter our minds, and it was getting dark. I figured life was about to become hell.

Then certain individuals came to our side. They brought gifts with them.

Not tangible gifts, but gifts nonetheless. They brought life and light into our world.

Their presence enabled us to see again. And they spoke life into us.

I thought the valley times of life were too dark to cope. Most of my little valleys in the past have been.

But when God’s people chose to walk this journey with us, things were much different than I had expected.

I’ve been in the valley, and I expected pitch black. But instead it became brighter than day.

It was the grace of God shining through the hearts of His people.

Let Galatians 6:2 inspire you: Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

The law of Christ is to love one another. (John 13:34-35)

Bearing another’s burdens. It’s purposefully stepping underneath the extremely heavy load and lifting to make it a bit lighter for the one who owns the burden.

It’s love. And when that person trips up, love is still there.

When that person loses it, love is still there.

When that person becomes weary, love is there.

Love is always there. It’s how we thrive, not just survive.

So who are you loving today?

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