A home that whispers I love you takes two. In the picture above, you will see two. It is a pair of turtle doves. These doves are important to me because they were a gift from my husband, Roger. I absolutely LOVE birds, over the years I have collected them. Roger knows I love them so that is why he gave not only this set to me but many other birds as well. (as a matter of fact you will see many of them in my posts! )
So, why the significance of two? Because according to Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10, two are better than one:
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
No two homes are alike. I am not referring to the structure, I am speaking of its contents. Inside the walls of our homes you will find the people that live there. Some homes have a mother, father and children. Others may have a newlywed couple or an elderly couple that has been together for 50 plus years. We have homes where college kids live together and we have homes with single parents. We also have homes where a single person lives there. Another type of home we have is a nursing home or retirement home where many elderly people live.
Why, you may be asking, have I described so many different scenarios of “home”? The reason is simple, I want you to see that it takes “two”. Our verse says that if one falls the other can help them up. When we read the verse we immediately think of people as the someone to help us or pick us up when you we fall. There is truth to that, but I want to consider another ONE. His name is Jesus. He is the someONE to help us when we fall, when we are hurting, when we need comfort, when we need a friend. I said when and not if because we will fall, we will hurt, we will need comfort, and we will need a friend. You can have a family the size of the Duggars, but if Jesus is not there, there is no ONE to help.
My turtle doves are a sweet reminder that I have a man who loves me, and I live in a home where there is two. But the two are not perfect, and it is impossible for us to be to everything to each other that our souls need. That is why Jesus steps in, but you have to invite Him. So, today no matter the number of people you live with, make sure you know there are two.
You and Jesus.
It takes two.