"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work."1
Charles Osgood tells the story of two ladies who lived in a convalescent center. Both ladies had suffered serious strokes. Margaret's left side had been restricted, while Ruth's right side was affected.
Both ladies had been accomplished pianists but had given up hope of ever playing again.
The director of the center suggested to the two ladies that they try playing the piano together. They did, and succeeded. They played excellent music and, better still, developed a beautiful friendship.
Three thousand years ago Solomon wrote, "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?"2
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please give me a friend with whom I can work so that together we can serve You and develop a beautiful friendship and thus be doubly rewarded, and in so doing be a blessing to many others. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."
1. Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIV).
2. Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 (NIV).