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Caravan of Love

Caravan of Love

Caravan of Love

“And let’s consider how to encourage one another in love and good deeds, not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10: 24-25 NASB

What does the word caravan mean? According to the Merriam Dictionary, it means, a company of travelers on a journey through desert or hostile regions, or a group of vehicles traveling together in a file. You know this got me thinking of when I was a kid, how we would travel as a church to different cities for various programs. Look out the back window, I could see all the cars following one another along the journey. Even then I loved traveling with my family.

Also, friends, it’s nothing like family or friends coming together to share what’s been up since we last graced each other with our presence. I have family and friends who I need to meet and greet with RIGHT NOW. We have a lot of catching up to do. What better way than to breaking bread together, along with plenty of talking, laughing, listening, love, and support. But isn’t how it should be?

There are a lot of good things that can come from meeting together. It gives us a chance to listen or to be heard, support, comfort, and understanding. It can be that gentle push of encouragement that gets and keep us moving toward our goals. It can be a hug, as we are reminded that God is working everything out for our good. Day to Day fellowship is an essential component of Christian growth and perseverance. Did you know early believers were devoted to meeting daily in their homes for teaching, fellowship, worship, eating meals, and praying together. These things were done with a glad and sincere heart.

Before Jesus was crucified, He gave His disciples a “new” command: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35) This call to love one another is repeated multiple times in scripture. The demonstration of love allows the world to see who God is and what a transformed life in Christ looks like.  Love is the key.

The scripture says, “ If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13: 1-3 KNJV).

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper, and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.