Have you ever heard the famous phrase: Good things come in two’s? OK, maybe it’s not a famous phrase, but it absolutely should be. “Good things come in two’s.” Think about it… Noah led the animals onto the Ark in two’s. We have two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, two arms, two hands, legs and feet.
You like Resee’s Cups? Two’s. Twinkies? Twix? I’m just sayin’.
Here’s the point: none of us could succeed on our own. We need “the others” in order to be complete. That’s why there’s an Abbott and Costello. Ben and Jerry. Barnes & Noble. Bert and Ernie. Calvin and Hobbs. Jack and Jill. Jobs and Wozniak. Kermit and Piggy.
And don’t even get me started on Mary Kate and Ashley!
But here’s the thing. For those of us who know Christ, there is no such thing as being alone. Even if we can’t name the others in our lives, we have a Father and Friend who will always be there for us. As Psalm 46 reminds us, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah… The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”
Think about “the others” in your life today – at home, at school, at church – wherever. And then give ‘em a call. Tell them thanks. Show them you care about them and appreciate them. Tell them you’re better off because they’re around. And then look for someone else to serve. You never know, you could become their ‘other.’
Seriously, can you even begin to imagine where Hall would be without Oates? And what in the world would poor Yin do without Yang? I digress.
Finally, go to the Father in prayer and tell Him you’d like to get to know Him better. It’s true; we will never be complete alone. But what a joy to know that we will never be completely alone.
Have a great day today, everybody. You and your others.