“. . . bearing with one another in love.” Eph. 4:2
Have you ever been in a very difficult situation and felt all alone? Where were your fellow Christians? On the other hand, have you been in that tough situation and the church has come through for you? I have seen and experienced it both ways. Yes, it is clear that Jesus tells us to come to him, because his burden is light. And we are to go to him during these times. But, we are called to be there for others.
We rationalize with statements like: “I don’t want to get involved.” “That’s not my problem.” “I don’t have the time.” Why? We are called to bear with one another.
This means to overlook our differences, to forgive any “trespasses against us”, to sympathize with the person, and to assist in any way possible. We should do this no matter what the misery or trial of life. And it all must be done “in love” and not out of any obligation. It is beautiful to love in action as Christians seek to bear with one another the burdens that come our way.
Pray that God would show you who needs to know that you are there for him/her today to help bear that burden. Don’t let it have to be borne alone.