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Holding One Another Up or Down

(This is a re-post, with permission, from the daily devotional, Get Your JOY In The Morning! by Joy T.J. Riley)

Romans 12:15
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those mourn.

How many of us really believe that we are to share in one others joys and sorrows as the apostle Paul wrote?two-315913_1280 More importantly, how many of us actually practice it? Simon of Cyrene had to help carry the cross when Jesus was too weak to carry his own to Golgotha in Matthew 27. It was actually a symbolism of how we must share in the burdens of others not just their joys.

Truthfully, many revel in the mourning of others. They would rather see a person fall than succeed. Yet it is our duty as followers of Christ to hold one another up just as Simon assisted Jesus. As the apostle Paul said, we are one body with many parts and no one part can function on its own.

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Tammy A. Phillips

I will lift up my eyes to the hills, From whence comes my help?  My help comes from the Lord Who made heaven and earth.  Psalm 121:1-2

For a minute a hundred years ago, I worked at daycare.  One day, two toddlers were sitting underneath the table in the small cafeteria.  Several times they went from looking at the floor to seriously jabbering at each other.   The scene amused me: I went to investigate.

On the floor was a puddle of milk and in one child’s hand was a torn piece of paper towel.  It became apparent that they had been discussing how to clean up the milk.  Finally, the enterprising toddler tried to clean up the liquid with the tiny piece of paper towel.  It was completely absorbed and much of the puddle still remained on the floor.  I got a large piece of paper towel, cleaned up the mess and returned the two to their seats.

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