I didn’t make it to the gathering.
If I told you how tired I was, it still wouldn’t do justice to how tired I was. After a season of pushing myself the body simply refused to be abused that way again. So I didn’t make it.
In another setting at another time that would have been met with some indifference. Taken for granted if I missed a session it was my problem alone to deal with. The expectation was I would be at the next gathering and so fulfil their requirements.
This was different. People cared. People showed an interest. People weren’t as bothered at my non appearance, they were more concerned for me and the welfare of my family. This highlighted the value of relationships again.
Jesus places our relationships as the best indicator of how we’re following Him. It’s good to see saints practice that.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden