WE WILL CONNECT
God calls us to keep connecting with others. In fact, we believe the challenges of aging call for a community of friendship even more as we age. God calls us to stay connected with others for deep and meaningful friendships (Hebrews 10.24,25).
Consider this African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”
Let’s begin with two examples from the material universe.
Nothing exists by itself. Consider the basic building block of the universe – the atom. In every atom, particles are all connected. Each atom is its own universe of connected elements. God has created the world to be connected.
Let’s consider some basic Scriptures that speak to the importance of connectedness and strong friendships
Iron sharpens iron,
So one man sharpens another (Proverbs 27.17).
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart (Ecclesiastes 4.9-12).
What is the value of strong, personal friendships according to the above verses? In what ways are strong friendships still essential in our aging years?
Six Essentials for Finishing Well
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