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!
It is SO true. Two ARE better than one.
We've spent a lot of time in our yard the past few days. One afternoon, I noticed several "pairs" here and there and was reminded of the truth of these verses. I thank my Heavenly Father for my husband, the other half of a life-long pair...and also those who" pick me up when I fall"--whose encouragement and friendship have blessed me over and over and over again.
As I look at the pairs in my photos, I'm reminded that the other half of a pair need not be a duplicate of its partner. Rather, there is at least one common feature the two share, and they exist in close enough proximity to each other to "interact" or simply and quietly share space with each other.
Today I'm especially aware that there will be people who cross my path today who feel "alone" and may in fact have no human presence to help when they fall down. I pray that God will help me to interact unselfishly, simply and quietly with those whose space I share.