We are strengthened, held, encouraged—shaped—by those who share the journey with us.
We need each other as we walk to hear the fears that grip our nights, to borrow faith when ours is weak. We need a place to say, “I hurt,” and savor the reply, “I’m here.” We need a hand upon the shoulder that will say—no words at all— “You’re safe with me. You’re not alone.” We need the honest laughter that will share a story we would never share in crowds. We need the friend who knows the gospel well enough to call us to repentance and remind us of God’s grace. It was a mercy that the Lord sent out disciples two-by-two, for we are strengthened, held, encouraged—shaped—by those who share the journey with us. So walk in grace.