Psalms 133:1 Behold, how good and pleasant it iswhen brothers dwell (connect) in unity!
Several our grandsons are into Legos. They love building those Lego kits, be it a Star Wars X-Wing or a Ninjago Jungle Chopper Bike, they love to connect the pieces. If the Lego kit is not over 100 pieces, they feel it’s too easy and want something more challenging. Oh, and of course they love to build creations on their own. We have a massive bin of Lego blocks, and they love to construct whatever their creative little minds desire. They will run in, “Papa, look at this cool car I made!” Sometimes they hand me what looks like a mass of blocks just snapped together. Looking at me expectantly for affirmation, “Don’t you think it is amazing Papa?” With a nod I say, “Absolutely.” Then handing it back to them I ask, “Why don’t you tell me about it?” They go off describing the creature or spaceship or ninja weapon they created. One time, I walked up to one of our grandsons and he had Legos spread all over the kitchen counter and was leaning over with his head on one arm snapping and unsnapping a Lego block from another. I asked him why he was going about this activity. He turned to me and said with that expression of the obvious, “It’s the sound Papa, that fun sound of Legos snapping together. I just love that sound.” To dig deeper I asked, “Why is that sound so fun to you?” He quickly responded, “Because it’s the sound that something amazing is going to be built.” Yep, I thought, there is a fun in connection.
It is a fun thing when Legos connect to make something amazing. It is also a fun reality when actions connect to complete a project, when ideas connect to create something innovative, when a power cord connects to bring in power, when letters connect to express ideas, feelings, and love, when old friends connect, when new friends connect, when a couple formally connects in marriage. There is a whole lot of fun in connection.
God has always encouraged connection with others.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron,and one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:9 Oil and perfume make the heart glad,and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.
Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Like Legos are created to connect with other Legos, we are designed by God to connect with fellow humans. That connection can be fun as we help, encourage, challenge, love, and make life better for others. It’s not so much what we gain from the connection, but we can give and bless another person. Sure, it takes effort and yes, it’s easy not to try, and some connections are not that easy. But something amazing can happen when we connect. Who could you connect with today?
Church can be a wonderful place to connect with others. If you do not already have a church you attend, we would like to invite you to view or visit Neighborhood Church. We are a fun, welcoming church that loves God and seeks to live life His way. Each Sunday we study the Bible and have a great time together. We would love for you to join us. Our website has all the information you need for times and locations of all our gatherings. You can also find us online at neighborhoodchurch.com. As well, if you would like to view any of our past worship gatherings or videos, visit our YouTube channel, or just search Neighborhood Church Cypress or Neighborhood Church Los Alamitos on their YouTube site.
Seeking to discover the fun of connection along with you,