Thursday, June 13, 2013

Supporting Each Other

How many times have you seen the photo above?  If you are like me...several.  Yet I am always moved by the heroic and selfless act portrayed. 

Our pastor shared deeper insight into this famous image, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal. In the above picture are men who the world would consider complete opposites - a cowboy and an Indian; a Yankee and a hillbilly; an American and a immigrant. Men who probably wouldn't have gone out to a restaurant together or shared a holiday meal. But, in this situation these men came together for a cause.

In the picture, you can see that everyone is important. Some are holding the flag. Others are supporting another person. But, no one is simply watching the process.

In the Christian walk, God places us with people of all different backgrounds for one cause - to further the Gospel message.

Phil 2:1-4
1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Two questions:
Are you joining the cause or watching while others work?
Are you uniting with fellow believers or keeping to yourself?

Maybe you are thinking that mommyhood has left you without time to look out for the interests of others.  Sometimes a playdate with a new mom to your neighborhood can be an amazing blessing.  How about watching a friend's kiddos while she goes to a doctor appointment?  Instead of making one meal, make two of each dish and give it to a family who is struggling. 

Don't take a back burner to life just because you are knee deep in diapers.  Mommyhood is just as good of time as any to unite with others.

How can you encourage others during this season of life?

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