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I’ve gone to church all of my life. As a result, I sometimes take the benefits of going to church for granted. One of those benefits is the blessing of having fellow Christians in my life. My Christian friends allow me to lean on them, even when I think I’m standing by myself. And they allow me to learn from them, even when I act like I know it all. At church, every service we share together, we draw strength and encouragement from each other, even when we don’t realize we’re receiving and offering help. I know that if I had to walk this Christian journey alone, the way would be much, much harder.

If you go to church, take time to appreciate the members of your church family. Realize how much you need them and how much they need you. And if you don’t go to church regularly, let me encourage you to get involved. Commit to a group of Christ-followers who will support you and to whom you can offer support. Because not only do we need help, we also need to know we can be of help to others.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

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