Fellowship of the Mice
My sister’s garage door broke one night, and mice got into her house. Since her husband was away on business, she and her three little ones had to live with mice for several days. She was miserable. She put out traps, she searched her house for foul smelling carcasses and she went to bed with visions of rodents in her head.
She called me crying, so I went into action and obtained reinforcements. There was no reason why my sister had to face this mice menace alone. My brother, my sister-in-law and I all went to my sister’s house. Just having us there made her feel so much better. We told our stories of rodent woes and helped looked for the smelly remains.
My sister’s mood instantly brightened once she realized that she wasn’t alone. There were people around her who loved her and who wanted to help her through the fuzzy predicament. We all had a good laugh, and we got to encourage and uplift each other. It was such a wonderful time!
Isn’t it interesting how fellowship can change a yucky situation into something enjoyable? Knowing that we are not alone can make all the difference in the world. When we walk in love, caring for the needs of others, we gain a clearer picture of Christ’s love for us. We can trust that during this life, God will never forsake us or leave us. We can make it through the tough times because Jesus is right here with us.
“And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.
– Ephesians 5.2 (AMP)
“Father, I know that relationships are important and that we all need each other. Fellowship and companionship help the days seem brighter and the tough times seem not so dreary. Help me to be a support to others, and help me to freely seek and accept help when I need it.”