Cactus wren, together, looking after one another, communing.
I’ve been reminded over and over lately “it is not good for man to be alone.” Created for community. My weakness, broken wings, and chronic limps are not meant to be self-splinted and covered up in my aloneness. “Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his friend. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has no one there to lift him up!... How can one keep warm alone?”
I’ve noticed lately, within our family, our tendency to fight battles on our own. No one sees. And in our self-sufficiency, we wonder how we’re failing to fly. However, we are caught, mended, directed, and strengthened when we open ourselves up to company, what a gracious glory to fight for the thriving of another.
This will hand in our home to remind: “Though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him — a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4)