“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
One of the PLEASANT MEMORIES of holiday get-togethers is the renewing of old, usually-once-CLOSER relationships.
This observation was made during a recent holiday family get-together.
It was observed that MANY of the attendees had broken up into groups of two or three. And–what was somewhat surprising–most of those groups consisted of those who were once bosom pals, but had, for one reason or another, drifted apart as they grew older.
In fact, of a large gathering of perhaps more than forty, over HALF had joined with those whom they had once enjoyed CLOSE relations.
Eavesdropping upon the many small groups, it was discovered that MOST were in the middle of reminiscing about days which were in the past.
And, judging from the many smiles which accompanied these forays into the past, these pasts were once-happier times–OR at least they were remembered as being happier.
Grown women were seen giggling over some long-past event.
Why do those who were once close drift apart?
Why does the reminding of those care-free earlier times often bring happy thoughts?
Why does the holiday get-together seem to specialize in these occasions?
The KEY phrase is “once-closer.”
This implies that what was ONCE intimate is now much colder and distant.
Sadly, today these get-togethers are largely relegated to the year-end holidays–when they occur AT ALL.
A question for the reader:
“Why don’t these get-togethers happen more frequently AND at other times of the year?”
[IF one determines the answer to this question, one might also be able to determine WHY the late night comics appear to specialize in deriding FAMILY get-togethers which occur during the holidays.]
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 27, 2021.]
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