Two are better than one,
because they have a good reward for their toil.
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!
Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone,
two will withstand him — a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

{Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, ESV}

As we scroll through our favorite social media feeds, we’re inundated with one image after another of sweet perfection. Everyone — it seems — has it all together. And something inside us wants to join the throng. Because there’s something beautiful about celebrating the special moments in our lives.

We’re designed to connect and share a part of ourselves with others.

So all the sharing can be good and healthy, fun and wholesome.

If, however, we compare our less-than-Pinterest-perfect lives to some of the pictures we see online, then we’re bound to feel just a little deflated sooner or later. Because a part of us longs for perfection, because we really long for wholeness. Deep inside we know we’re incomplete. Only Christ can make us whole.

The truth is . . . we don’t have it all together. Not a single one of us. But we can come together, in His name, and rejoice in His redemption . . . how He took our not-at-all-together selves and made us whole again. And together, we can live out the truth that “two are better than one.”

Together, we can celebrate our successes.

Together, we can support each other in our failures.

Together, we can proclaim His goodness over and above all things.

Because life isn’t about having it all together — it’s about knowing together we have it all.

 

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