[Be devoted to each other like a loving family]
I met Brother B on a Christian networking site called “Shout Life.” I’m not exactly sure how long we’ve been corresponding, but it’s been a good many years now.
Some of our best conversations have been our theological discussions. He’s also trusted me with so much about himself and his family. (This is something that I’ve cherished.)
He, like Andrew and I, has his health challenges. Regardless, he’s one of the few people who has consistently checked up on us and shares the going on’s of his life. He also prays for us, and asks for updates.
I haven’t always been understanding or patient with Brother B. Sometimes it’s lack of understanding on my part. (I guess I can get off track.) I’m thankful that God sets me straight again because we’ve been friends long enough now that it would be such a shame to underappreciate him.
Brother B has encouraged and reminded me who I am as much as any of my friends. He’s given me pep talks when I’ve desperately needed them and he’s worriedly checked in on me when I didn’t respond to one of his emails in a timely manner. I’ve been blessed that he’s included me in his life because he’s been such an integral part of my family.
It’s really nice to know that you matter to someone, so I want him to know that he matters and has made a difference in my life. I’m truly grateful that I’ve had the privilege of calling him one of my best friends. I’d be lost and lonely without the love and support of my brothers and sisters in Christ.
“Be devoted to each other like a loving family. Excel in showing respect for each other. Don’t be lazy in showing your devotion. Use your energy to serve the Lord. Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually. Share what you have with God’s people who are in need. Be hospitable.” –Romans 12:10-13(GOD’s WORD translation)
“Let it rise like a prayer in the night. Shout for love. Shout for hope. Let them hear us… I believe we can’t lose. Even mountains will move. It’s our faith. It’s our life. This is our battlecry. They can’t take us down if we stand our ground. If we live. If we die we will shout out our battlecry.”