by Lindsay Stefanov

Guest Post

We all have a road to travel.

We all have a purpose to fulfill.

When our hearts are coupled with God’s, He ensures us His guidance, wisdom, and protection! Beyond that, He has given us another great gift to help us in our journey here on earth—each other.

The family of God was beautifully designed to signify His unfailing love and acceptance to all who believe in Him, and His desire for togetherness. In it we have community; in it we have family that extends beyond biology. It’s our responsibility to take care of one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Jesus, on the cross could not complete His mission without seeing to it that His mother was cared for. As one of His last actions before He died, He instructed John, His disciple, to take care of His mother. John was not a biological brother of Jesus, but Jesus trusted him as if he was. From that point forward John took care of Mary, and most definitely with great honor.

This action teaches the importance of being there for each other and covering the people in your life with prayer and encouragement as they walk out their purpose.

We are not here for ourselves, we are here to do His work! We cannot do His work if we do not love our brothers and sisters in Christ, and if we do not love our brothers and sisters in Christ, we do not truly know Him—for He is love.

Cover one another.

Have each other’s back.

Pray unceasingly.

Cherish and honor the fellow believers God has placed in your life, because blood relative or not, we are all covered by the blood of Christ.

We are better, and we are stronger when we stand together!

“Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother standing there beside the disciple He loved, He said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” And He said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.” John 19:25-27

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