But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
As different as we all are, one from the other, there is comfort in knowing how very alike we are, as well. We all struggle with the same things, more or less with different details. We are each more or less successful in our struggle against sin. What is it about our fellowship with each other that helps us to feel complete? I tend to think that being in fellowship with other Christians during our struggles helps us to make better decisions. If we come together and talk with each other in Christian love, our faith grows. The Holy Spirit within you can speak to me.
Father God, as the weekend approaches, may I remember your presence in all of my comings and goings. May the fellowship we share this weekend bring us to a new level of relationship with you and each other. Amen