LIfting each other up
Have you ever been singing in church, lost your place, and listened to the choir, the music leader, the person beside you or the person behind you to find your place again?
Have you ever been confused about the interpretation of a passage of scripture and asked a fellow church member, a Sunday school teacher, a pastor or a friend for different perspective on what it meant?
Have you ever been so tired that doing what you are called has become a burden so that you call someone else to help you carry the weight for a short time?
Has life ever been so difficult that you cannot go on -- at least for the moment?
I read a devotional written by a member of a California Presbyterian church. This is from an anthem her church choir sang:
“When a man is singing and can not lift his voice,This is a paraphrase of Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. I like the actual verse, too:
And another comes and sings with him,
Another who can lift his voice!
The first will be able to lift his voice too.
And that is the secret of the bond between spirits!”
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help.We lift each other up.
Labels: Old Testament