Two Are Better Than One

If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
                  —Ecclesiastes 4:10

At a Special Olympics race—where children with disabilities were competing—a cute kid named Timmy quickly took the lead and was far ahead. He was nearing the finish line when he looked back and saw that his friend had fallen and hurt himself.

Timmy stopped.

People shouted, “Run, Timmy, run!” He ran alright—back to his friend. He helped him up, brushed off the dirt, and the two jogged together, arms around each other’s shoulders, coming in last.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Prv 17:17). Sooner or later we all fall; it’s included in the price of the ticket to life. We need the help of others—and they need ours.

The best heart exercise
is lifting someone up.

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