God has given us so many good gifts and one of the best gift he has given us is friendship. God never planned for us to be loners he wants us to be surrounded by health and good relationships . He wants us to be surrounded by people who will shower us with love, support care and kindness . While we don’t pick what we wish to go through we pick who to go through it with. God wants us to have a strong support system.
Life is not like a game of Tennis. I don’t know if you know that in tennis coaching during a match is not allowed and it can result into a penalty. In Tennis when you are playing you are expected to encourage yourself, correct yourself and see everything by yourself but this is not how God designed our life to be . We must live life like boxers where after a round we go in a corner where people in our support system dress our wounds , encourage us, correct us and give us advise. Unfortunately most of us have being living a life of Tennis because of weak support systems.
The women who had come with [Jesus] from Galilee followed closely and saw the tomb and how His body was laid.
Then they went back and made ready spices and ointments (perfumes). On the Sabbath day they rested in accordance with the commandment.
BUT ON the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women] went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had made ready.
And they found the stone rolled back from the tomb,
When we look at these women who first knew about the resurrection of Christ they were a strong support system. Imagine in this crisis while the disciples were scattered these women from Galilee were still together and were ready without fear to give Jesus a proper burial. The first thing I noticed that made their friendship strong is that their relationship had a common foundation all of them had their ground on Christ . These women’s friendship was based on the right thing because they were brought together by Jesus. What has brought you and your friends together? On which ground is your friendship founded? Trust me if you want to have a strong support system it must be based on the right thing!
When you look at these women they travelled from Galilee to Jerusalem (a 70 miles journey ) this journey use to take about 6 days it doesn’t take any friend to travel this much just to go and see Jesus! These women had one thing in common all of them were healed by Jesus. Jesus was the common thing amongst themselves. Even when they went to Galilee they went to see Jesus. Now look at these women after they found out Jesus was crucified in the middle of a crisis, they were still together. It takes a strong support system to remain intact even after a crisis!
Imagine having a support system that will rally with you in the middle of a storm . A support system that you will get vulnerable and honest to, knowing they will offer you aid. A support system that will share faith and strength with you. Have you ever been in a situation where you have no faith and strength but the because of the faith and strength people around you have you get charged up ? Imagine having a collective faith and strength from a group of friends who are in your support system?
Imagine being honest and vulnerable to friends who won’t use you ugly truth against you? How strong is your support system?