Two Can Do

Written by M. Larson

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I have often held one-meeting “Camper Bible Clubs” at my campsites when my daughter Lori and I have gone camping.  I’ve always known the Lord was with me, but it really felt good to have Lori with me too.

I would ride my bike around to camp sites to tell parents and children about the meeting to start in an hour.  Lori stayed at the campsite in case any children come early.  I would return well ahead of time to tend to last minute details such as getting my accordion out.  Children “casually” walked by, and seeing Lori there already reassured them and they joined us.

When Lori was 15 she learned to play simple chords on a guitar, and she could play some children’s choruses in the key of “D” or “G” (the favorite chords of new guitarists). When children started coming, she strummed on her guitar, started singing a familiar song and the children gathered around her singing.  This encouraged other children to come.

Many of us shy off from witnessing or working for the Lord by ourselves. Jesus knew that!  He sent His disciples out by twos; so they not only had companionship, but encouragement along the way.  The Apostle Paul took Barnabas, Silas, Luke, or Timothy with him on his missionary
journeys.

Somehow it makes us bolder for the Lord when we have a companion with us.  One youth group wasn’t doing much for the Lord until a new youth director trained them to go on visitation together.  Before long they were winning as many five people to Christ a week, and their youth group tripled in size.

Through working together for Jesus, lasting friendships are formed.  The Christians encourage one another in the Lord and share their witnessing experiences.  When I went to Arizona with a friend, she and I passed out tracts all along the way.

Two do better in prayer, too. Jesus declared, “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven” (Matthew 18:19).

Two find courage to go to jail to conduct services for prisoners. I know a well-known evangelist who came to Christ through such a ministry.  Two can also visit nursing homes and go to help with services at missions.

Ask the Lord to give you a companion or two for some venture He lays on your heart.  He will do it!  He never calls us to something without enabling us to do it, and giving us whatever we need to do it.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friends can help him up.  But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”

Questions: Why do we shy away from witnessing for the Lord? Why is it good to go with another person as you go to share Christ?

About the Author Muriel Larson

2 Responses to “Two Can Do”

  • kanj says:

    Teamwork! Seems to me that teamwork produces more positive results. Why I have always been hesitant to venture out alone on anything is because of lack of self confidence. This heart threw aside the ‘lack of’ when Jesus Christ came into my life. This heart is now ‘full of’ His love. Today, I still may be a little slow getting out the gate, but I am getting out and being a bridge no less instead of a wall!

  • MB says:

    Thank you for this inspiring devotional, Muriel. Yes, we often try to go it alone and in doing so miss out on wonderful relationships and other gifts God gives us to equip and encourage us on our journey.

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