1 Sam 23:16 And Saul's son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. (NIV)
"If I had known what trouble you were bearing, what griefs were in the silence of your face; I would have been more gentle, and more caring, and tried to give you gladness for a space. I would have brought more warmth into the place, if I had known.
If I had known what thought despairing drew you; (Why do we never try to understand?) I would have lent a little friendship to you, and slipped my hand within your hand, and made your stay more pleasant in the land, if I had known." - Mary Carolyn Davies
Greetings, beloved in the name Jesus Christ our Elder brother. I commend the sisters of TLCC for coming together in a fellowship, with the goal set at seeking to deepen relationships. Christian fellowship is like a refreshing stream upon dry parched ground. Fellowship is defined as, the condition of sharing similar interests, ideals, or experiences, as by reason of profession, religion, or nationality. All of these are true in our case.
I only pray that we will not wait until we are called together corporately to seek out for opportunities to create community through fellowship. When we share freely the love of God with one another, we create an atmosphere which we can find ways and means to create partnerships that will bless our world. It is interesting that while we all come from diverse backgrounds, we all have the same or similar needs. We each have needs that can only be met through relationship with God and with others, whom he graciously places in our lives. Beloved, I want to encourage each of you to continue what you have begun on this past Saturday. I believe that fellowship is a gift from God that unleashes potential opportunities to do good that were perhaps overlooked. Got fellowship? Rejoice! You are never alone.