A Cord of Three Strands

I love these people.

Friends. Good friends. Godly friends. When I speak of not “going alone”, the people around you are part of God’s plan for community and burden-sharing. He created us to be together, knit our lives into one tapestry of life and ministry, and to comfort and love each other – as He has loved us!

Have you ever been down and had an opportunity to talk with a listening friend? It lightens the load. Also, have you tried to go it alone when things get rough? Not good.

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Brothers and sisters in Christ will lift you up. They pray for you, share words of encouragement, give you space when you need it, and come close when you’re struggling. God made us to work this way. He made us to love and care for one another, it’s a BODY.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.

Proverbs 17:17

From the time Jana went into the hospital, our family has been prayed for, supported, and loved. Glory to God, we have such people in our lives.

I have felt the overwhelming love of God through His people and their care for me. I could not even begin to adequately thank each person for the things they have done. I know God will bless each and every one for their giving heart and obedience to Him.

Thank you, Lord, for the way in which you provide. Thank you for the wonderful people in my life that you have sent to minister to me. God, I pray that you will bless each of them in a powerful way. Amen

Author: kcradioman

I am the Director of Twin Oaks Family Care in Excelsior Springs, Mo. I hold a Master of Arts in counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and, currently, am working on the Doctor of Ministry in Care and Counseling at MBTS. My wife and I were married in 1998 and we had 2 daughters. On July 26th, 2019, my lovely wife, Jana, was diagnosed with Leukemia and began treatment. On Aug 7th, 2019, she died of complications from the chemo treatment. God prepared us and sustains us. My way of grieving includes being open and transparent about my feelings. My hope is to provide a voice of support for others experiencing grief.

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