Isolated IslandsJanuary 14, 2016
Charles Swindoll wrote these words, “Nobody is a whole chain. Each one is a link, but take away one link and the chain is broken. Nobody is a whole team. Each one is a player, but take away one player and the game is forfeited. Nobody is a whole orchestra. Each one is a musician, but take away one musician and the symphony is incomplete. Nobody is a whole play. Each one is an actor, but take away one actor, and the performance suffers. Nobody is a whole hospital. Each one is a part of the staff, but take away any one person and it isn’t long before the patient can tell.” You guessed it. We need each other. You need someone. Someone needs you. Isolated islands we are not. To make this thing called life work, we have to lean and support, relate and respond, give and take, confess and forgive, reach out and embrace, and release and rely. Romans 12:10-13 says, “Let us love each other with a brotherly affection and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve your Lord enthusiastically. Be patient in trouble and prayerful always. When God’s children are in need, you need to be one to help them out. Get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner, or if they need lodging, for the night.” None of us is a whole, independent, self-sufficient, super capable, all powerful hot shot. Let’s quit acting like we are. We need each other.