But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
One sentence can have a lot to say! I am of the belief, that no part of the body of Christ should ever feel alone. In this verse, we can conclude that we aren’t, as we have accepted The Lord as our savior and that He is always with us. That is the promise of the free gift of eternal salvation in Christ, of which, there is no greater gift!
If I’m honest though (and if you are too), we can surely admit that sometimes in life, we feel we are lacking in the fellowship required of humans, in order to thrive. Fellowship, as mentioned in the above scripture, is extremely important to followers of Christ. That’s what Jesus did. He fellowshipped. He spent a great deal of time building relationships with people like you and me; people who are broken and imperfect and in need of saving.
The thing about fellowship, is that it gives us someone to lift up and to be uplifted by. It gives us someone to confess to. It gives us someone to share accountability with. It gives us someone to pray with. Fellowship gives us someone to praise God with. And when we do such things, as the verse above mentions, we are cleansed when we fall short, because we have this wonderful kind of relationship with others, that God provides for us.
So, while we are never truly alone due to our relationship with Jesus, we should strive each day to commit to having fellowship with our brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else The Lord places in our path. Through this, we will see the great glory of Christ working in this world, and so will those whom we interact with.
So today, I challenge you to reach out to someone. Let them know that they are loved and that you’re thankful for them. If you have time, get together with a friend for coffee. Invite someone over to dinner. Call someone up whom you haven’t spoken to in a while. Someone feels alone, and you might be the one to pull them out of the mud. Maybe they need to be reminded that they don’t have to do this on their own!
Have a blessed day.