“Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
Before our Father’s throne,
We pour our ardent prayers
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
Our comforts and our cares.
We share our mutual woes,
our mutual burdens bear.
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.
When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain,
But we shall still be joined in heart,
and hope to meet again.”
This song is such a comfort. Recently, with the passing of a dearly loved brother in Christ and great example to me, this “tie” is something that has become even more apparent. It’s so amazing and humbling to see just how much one congregation can put any disagreements aside and come together in love for other brethren. We have a bond through Christ that is irreplaceable.
“A common love for each other,
A common gift to the Savior,
A common bond holding us to the Lord,
A common strength when we’re weary,
A common hope for tomorrow,
A common joy in the truth of God’s word.”
Our Christian family is such a blessing. God’s plan for the church demonstrates so much love…and it confirms that we don’t have to carry our burdens alone. The love shown by everyone in the church is a wonderful example of Christ’s compassion, and it shows how much they are striving to do God’s will and glorify Him in all things. It’s such an encouragement to see this done.
Sometimes, it’s not until we have a “wake up call” that we realize just how important it is to have brothers and sisters who will be constantly loving and supportive. As much as we’ll miss Mr. Fielder, and many others, we can have peace knowing that one day we’ll meet again with our loved ones in heaven. I can’t wait to be there with all of these wonderful people.
Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Romans 12:15 “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”
“When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be! When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory!”