The favorite reads for my youngest these past couple of days have been Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck by Lisa Wheeler illustrated by Ivan Bates and Little Blue Truck by Alice Shertle illustrated by Jill McElmurry. Both stories involve pickups; both include animals. Both also have a story line that revolves around helping each other, and how one more push, no matter how small, can save the day. As I read these two books over and over and over again to my son, I can't help but ponder how true their messages are. We truly are better together, and everyone is important, no matter how seemingly small and insignificant they appear. Life is simply better together.
God says it like this "Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor; for if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie down together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone? And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken." (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) 1 Corinthians chapter 12 shares more in depth how deeply God created us to be connected to each other.
None of us are exactly the same, none of us free of mistakes. Each and every person has been created an individual masterpiece of Love, filled with grace, and set free to extend mercy and loving kindness to every one we come in contact with. Better together. Yes indeed we are most definitely better together.
Learning how to love together,