Aug 6, 2015

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Why Community

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When I went home a few months ago, there was a pretty bad storm. The next day there was debris everywhere and a couple trees were knocked down in my parents’ front yard. Although they weren’t huge trees, I was astonished to see them completely uprooted and lying on the ground. Now, I’m sure there’s several biblical analogies that can be taken away from this visual, but what hit me is no matter how deeply rooted a person is it’s possible for everyone to fall. And, sometimes the fall is so hard that we become “uprooted” not knowing if, how, or when we’ll get back up and stay up.

Well, the next time I came home, the trees were replanted, and to maintain stability, my step-dad secured them with stakes and rope. When I saw that, I smiled and thought to myself that’s exactly what community looks like. Being a Christian doesn’t mean you won’t fall. Truthfully, Christians fall a lot, but when you fall, you’re not meant to deal with it alone. Community is that “rope and stakes” to help you to stay grounded and upright. James 5:16 tells us to confess our sins to one another and pray for each other so we can be healed. When you are apart of a community, you have people that are your accountability and prayer partners. So, if you ever start to “lean” again you’ll have people to catch you with the Word of God. That is how you get healed.

If you’re not already apart of a community I encourage you to join a church, small group, or bible study group. Without community you’ll get knocked back down every time a “storm” comes. **G.I.G.**


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“Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.” (Hebrew 10:24-25 GNT)

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