Pick Me Up
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." - John 13:34 A few weeks ago, a 56 year old man requested 8 members of his favorite football team (Philadelphia Eagles) to serve as pallbearers at his funeral service. When asked why, he responded, "So they can let me down one last time." This is the reality of sports. Teams will let you down. Sometimes, the same is true for family and friends. When Jesus commands us to "love one another," he's reminding us that we're not made to live alone. We're made to live a life of love. We're made to care for each other (to pick each other up) in "community." Who's in your "community" - your inner circle? When the economy changes - when you hear bad news from the doctor's office - when life threatens to overwhelm you, who can you turn to? Who will pick you up when you need a hand? More importantly, who do you pick up when they're needing help? As we celebrate the start of the football season with the Eagles, the Colts, or da Bears, give thanks to God for friends (old and new.) If you don't have a community, join a Small Group at church. Offer help to a neighbor in need. Be the friend God calls you to be.