The power of togetherness is illustrated throughout the Scriptures.
We begin with the unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Genesis 1 when they agreed to create together. Togetherness is further emphasized in Christ’s words. He qualifies togetherness by two or more believers uniting for a purpose. Purposes can include really anything: worshiping, serving, praying, comforting, exhorting, encouraging, teaching, protecting, supporting or just hanging out together.
For example, Christ touches on the power of togetherness in these verses:
~If two agree on anything it will come to pass. (Matthew 18:19) That’s powerful!
~When two or more are gathered in His name, there HE IS with them. (Matthew 18:20) That’s powerful!
~When God joins two together as one flesh, man is not to separate. (Matthew 19:6) That is powerful!
~Christ longs to gather us together as a body under His wings. (Matthew 23:37) That is powerful!
~When we welcome and serve the needy bringing them together with ourselves, we are serving HIM. (Matthew 25:35) That is powerful!
Why is all this togetherness so powerful? Our answer is found in Ecclesiastes 4:12: And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken. Togetherness is powerful because unity builds strength. As long as we are united, the more the better in the body because there is safety and wisdom in numbers.
In our fast-paced, two-faced culture, it is easy to unintentionally isolate ourselves keeping our issues hidden from others. And isolation is dangerous business we see in Ecclesiastes. Alone too long we become weak, vulnerable and give invitation to wolves.
Everyone needs togetherness. Are you struggling with isolation? You are not alone. Do yourself (and the body of Christ) a huge favor: trusting the Holy Spirit to direct you, humbly reach out!
You are a precious soul and are meant to be connected to others. That’s why it’s called the body. The body is comprised of many important parts, one of which is you.
Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s [own] household.
Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; be wary and wise as serpents, and be innocent (harmless, guileless, and without falsity) as doves.