Tale of Two Stories

alone togetherMy heart broke and rejoiced today. It broke when a dear friend said they didn’t need others to be more like Jesus. They were simply not ready to be transparent with another believer. This caused great sadness because I knew their chosen path was not going to be a pleasant one.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. Woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)
Later, as I was heading out on my prayer walk, I heard the Lord say, “Stay home. Work on your Hebrew.” Really Lord? “Yes, really.” Ten minutes later I knew why. Another brother called. He was battle fatigued and wanted to put his shield of faith down. He got the encouragement he needed to keep going.
“Encourage the fainthearted.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
One person was afraid of transparency while another embraced it. One person was heading in the wrong direction. The other was encouraged to keep going in the right direction. Which story reflects your life?
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