I cannot begin to count the number of people who have indelibly touched my life simply because they came alongside me and extended unto me grace and encouragement. The Bible is rich with examples of those who have come alongside others to offer help, hope, and a place to call home.
Jesus came alongside two of His Disciples while they were making the trek from Jerusalem to Emmaus. They did not recognize Him at first in His resurrected state but were deeply moved by His words. Once they did recognize it was the Master they pleaded with Jesus to stay with them and stay alongside.
What they had yet to figure out was that was the very master plan of God, the Three-in-One. Jesus would die for our sins and conquer death in His resurrection. Then God would indeed come alongside us through the Holy Spirit who will never leave us nor forsake us and always guide us in the path of truth.
We live in a world of people who all share a common need. To #comealongside them like God has come alongside us is the way of the disciple of Jesus. May God be praised for His invaluable plan and for all of those who are living out His call to follow Christ.