Fusion Family Devotional Part 1 of 2
Join us at 10 am on Sunday October 29th at Concord Community Church for our Fusion Family Service. This service is designed for Children and Youth in our community to engage in a inter-generational church service!
Lord, as we gather around Your Word today, we ask for Your wisdom and insight. Teach us the value of companionship and the responsibility we have towards one another. May our hearts be open to support and uplift those around us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Reading: Ecclesiastes 4:10
"For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!"
Ecclesiastes 4:10 highlights the importance of companionship and mutual support. Life is filled with ups and downs, and during those challenging times, having someone by our side can make all the difference. This scripture emphasizes that it's not only about enjoying the good times together but also about being there for each other when one stumbles.
Imagine walking on a tricky path, and you lose your footing. If you have someone by your side, they can help you stand up, brush off the dust, and continue walking. Or imagine falling and being injured, your friends are there to get you the help you need. That's what friends and family are for – to lift each other up in challenging times.
As a family, this verse calls us to be alert to the needs of our family members. It reminds us to be there, offering a hand or a word of encouragement, ensuring that no one faces their struggles alone.
Teaching Our Children about Companionship:
Being There: Ask your children about a time when they helped someone or when someone helped them. Discuss the feelings associated with both.
No One Stands Alone: Share a story from your life or from history where companionship played a vital role in overcoming challenges.
Jesus, Our Constant Companion: Discuss how Jesus is always with us, especially in our challenging times, and how He sends people into our lives to support us. We are called to be this type of companion or friend to others like Jesus is.
Encourage your children to think about how they can be there for their friends or siblings. Is there someone at school who seems lonely or needs help? How can they be a good companion to others this week?
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the companions You’ve placed in our lives. Help us to be vigilant, always ready to lift up those who stumble. Strengthen our bonds as a family, and may we always reflect Your love in our actions. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This week, look out for opportunities to lift someone up. Whether it's a kind word, a helping hand, or just being present, let’s ensure that no one feels alone in their struggles.