June 23, 2021

Taylor Christensen
“And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.”
Mark 6:7
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Depending on the time or task, my friends can either feel like a breath of fresh air or the biggest burden holding me back. I can’t think of where I’d be without many key friends the Lord has blessed me with, but I also can’t say I’ve always seen them as a blessing…especially when living life with messy and unbroken people (like myself). It sometimes seems much more convenient to walk through life without the potential of being hurt or let down. Yet, when Jesus sent out the twelve, He knew that it would be better to send them out in pairs despite the opportunity to cover more ground if they had each gone out alone. Throughout Scripture, it’s clear that God didn’t intend on us going through life alone. And while we can experience the fullness of His love, grace, and mercy every day, He also desires for us to extend that love, grace, and mercy to those around us. Lord, please help me be the friend You want me to be as I seek to model Your love to those around me.