Mark 6:7 – And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over unclean spirits. (ESV)
I was once asked to take a leadership position in the housing co-operative where I live. I was worried that it would be too much for me. A friend offered to share the job. Having someone to talk things over with and to share the work took away all the stress.
Isn't it interesting how the difficult journeys in life become easier when we have someone to go with us? It's easier to complete a challenging task when there is someone working with us. A scary visit to the hospital for a test is easier when there is someone to hold our hand. I think that's why Jesus sent the disciples out two by two, not all alone. They went with a companion.
So when we are asked to take on a heavy responsibility, either at work or in the church, why not look around for someone to share the load? It's also good to keep an eye open for a friend who needs a hand with a task, or needs someone to walk with them when they are facing a challenge in life.
Of course, in those times when there is no other person to go with us, we always have a friend and companion in our Lord and Saviour Jesus.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to be ready to help others, and to be a companion when their journeys are hard. Please bring people into our lives when we need a helping hand. Thank You for being a loving companion throughout our lives. Amen.
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