Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Two Are Better Than One

Connie and I just returned from a memorial service for the mother of one of our friends from college.

During the service, two grand-daughters got up to share a poem about their grandma. They alternated verses until about the third verse, when one of the girls broke down. After a little hesitation, grand-daughter #2 stepped in and read several verses in a row to relieve her grieving cousin. Then they were able to continue as planned.

To me it was a beautiful picture of teamwork in action and a great reminder that we need to do life in community.

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


Red Letter Believers said...

Teamwork is great, but really, all I need is one other person by my side. A spouse. A friend. A coworker.

Jim Lange said...

Thanks Red Letter! I agree. A spouse, a friend or a coworker makes two which is better than one. I was perhaps stretching it by calling two people a team, but there are two man teams in tennis, golf, etc... I appreciate you checking in. God bless!

Rebecca said...

This is really sweet that you wrote this. The poem was very touching to be able to read
- granddaughter #2 (: