Last night Marlys and I went for pizza with another couple. With all four of us around the restaurant table we caught up on our children; where they are and how they are doing. We talked about the latest news; the good news and bad news of life in this world. But the most satisfying discussion was about the Lord. We talked about our Lord Jesus Christ and what He is doing in our lives.
As we do after every fellowship occasion, Marlys and I debrief. We remember what fun we had with our friends and what we learned about their lives and families. We also review the spiritual discussions we enjoyed. You might say we double-dipped: we experienced the moment and then we went home to talk about that moment of wonderful Christian fellowship.
‘Stir Up One Another to Love and Good Works’
I wonder if the writer of Hebrews had this in mind when he wrote, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24, 25)
Final Thought On Christian Friendship
No man is an island. That is especially true in the Christian life. We weren’t born orphans when we entered the kingdom of God through faith alone in Christ alone. God birthed us into the Christian household of faith (Galatians 6:10). In order to grow and mature into The Faith we need the fellowship of believers.
Set a date. Make a call. Enjoy godly Christian fellowship in 2016.