If you want to have an experience that is out of this world, try scuba diving. I’ve been diving for two decades and am grateful for so many wonderful adventures. I’ve dived in rivers, ponds, lakes, in all the oceans but the Arctic, and from five different continents. I’ve seen shipwrecks, whales, Great White and tiger sharks, turtles, rays, octopus, and thousands of fish species. I’ve logged hundreds of hours under the water, but there is one thing I’ve never done - been diving alone. Scuba divers should always dive with a buddy. Not only do you get to share the marvel of diving with others, you know someone is there in case of an emergency. Diving is not to be done alone, and neither is life.
People are important, relationships are important, and journeying through life with others is vitally important. Throughout scripture we see the importance of journeying through life with others. Early Christians engaged in life together through teaching, fellowship, communion, prayer, miracles, radical generosity, and corporate worship. Small groups were a place where people loved, forgave, served, bore burdens, encouraged, prayed, equipped, spoke truth in love, confessed sins, and treated each other as precious members of one body.
God uses people to form people. So don’t go at life on your own. Gather your friends, co-workers, or neighbors and encourage each other in the faith. Join a small group or Sunday School class and share the marvel of life together while knowing you have each other’s back in a time of need. Living for Jesus is too wonderful not to share it with others!