Getting Yourself in Christian Community
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2).
There was a family in our church not long ago who experienced a very difficult time. Their young son was severely injured in a car accident. So one of our ministers went to visit this family. And when he walked in, he saw something wonderful. While that family was in the throes of tragedy, fifteen people from their Sunday school class had their arms wrapped around them, just praying, holding them, and loving them through that situation.
Times like this make it abundantly clear to me that God never intended for us to live the Christian life in isolation. But the problem today among so many Christians is that they've bought into an individualistic mindset that says, “I’m doing pretty well on my own. I don’t need anyone else.”
God knows this isn't the case, which is exactly why the apostle Paul gave us this very important mandate in today’s passage to “bear one another’s burdens….” Sure, you can go for awhile and be fine on your own. But what happens when tragedy strikes… when there’s no money in the bank… or when you just need some encouragement?
Community is one of the most important things you can have as a believer. So find others whom you can share life with, bear one another’s burdens, and build up with the love of Christ!
Christian community is a must for the believer. So find others you can live life with and build one another up!