Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
I remember this scripture well. It is part of most of the wedding ceremonies I have performed over the years.
I’m not sure if the origin of it was for marriage but it fits well.
This scripture shows the importance of friendship or companionship through three circumstances – falling down, survival, and attack.
Please notice the last verse speaks of three. I do not know your interpretation of this, but I always consider the third strand as God.
I cannot imagine my marriage without God.
A majority of my friendships involve those met through Christian functions.
God wraps Himself around my life and gives me strength.
I often fall and God gives me the strength to get back up and continue.
I have survived many trials and tribulations because of His strength in me.
And if God is for me, then who can be against me?
Today, I hope and pray you find the strength of God and Christian friendship wrapped around your life.