Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators. Kyrie began to gain weight. Her weight eventually stabilized. But Brielle, only 2 pounds at birth, had trouble breathing, heart problems and other complications. She was not expected to live.
Their nurse did everything she could to help Brielle thrive, but nothing she did helped. After having done all she could, their nurse went against hospital policy and placed both babies in the same incubator. She left the twin girls to sleep and when she returned, she found a sight she could not believe. She called all the nurses and doctors and the picture above is what they saw.
When we go through life’s challenges most of the time our first inclination is to separate and seclude ourselves from others. Nothing can be more harmful than separating yourself from the Body of Christ.
As Brielle got closer to her sister, Kyrie put her arm around her, as if to hug and support her sister. From that moment on, Brielle’s breathing and heart rate stabilized and her health improved. From then on, hospital staff decided to keep both babies together, because when they were together they kept one another alive.
When we go through life’s challenges most of the time our first inclination is to separate and seclude ourselves from others. Nothing can be more harmful than separating yourself from the Body of Christ. In order to stay connected to the vine, which is Christ you must remain among the branches, your brothers and sisters in Christ.
The only way God’s love can flow in your direction is if you allow it to flow by remaining connected to the Body of Christ. Keep in mind that whenever you get the inkling to seclude yourself from others it’s the enemy trying to divide and conquer. If he can’t divide you from the rest of the body, he can’t conquer you.
Find a prayer partner or support group. If your church has a Stephens Ministry program set up, use it to help you get through your rough patch.
The Love of God Flows through the Body of Christ
God loves you. God needs you. God needs you to overcome your life challenge so that you can be a witness of His power and share your experience with someone else who may be going through the same challenge.
The power of God is more than able to see you through whatever challenge you’re facing. Trust in the Lord with all you heart. Stay connected to those who will love you through your setbacks. In due season you will come out of your situation on top, victorious and with a grand testimony to share with others.