Do You Relate?

Do You Relate?

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I was out running errands several times over the last few weeks when I noticed people walking casually into stores and seeing people they knew. Immediately their disposition changed, their voices were animated and they were genuinely excited and engaged with each other. I could overhear a couple conversations where it was obvious it had been quite a length of time since they had seen each other. Their joy to see one another again was tangible

What struck me is how we are all created to be in relationship with others. It doesn’t matter who you are, when we don’t have enough engagement with others, we feel lonely. Some of us may need more time than others but we all still have that innate desire.

Jesus demonstrated the importance of being with others during His earthly ministry. He was all about relationship from the selection of the Twelve, to His time spent with the outcast to the time He spent performing miracles to help others. But the best example of Jesus being all about relationship was His willingness to lay down His life for mankind. He did it willingly and with love.

As we prepare to celebrate Easter, let’s remember to follow Jesus’ example and make time to truly be in relationship with those around us. Let’s honor Christ’s sacrifice by celebrating the gift He gave us and choosing to be in relationship with Christ this week as our number one priority. Let’s honor and celebrate by inviting those we know to attend worship with us and hear the Salvation message…the greatest example of love and best gift they’ll ever receive!


Tina Dorward About Tina Dorward

Tina Dorward is a fully-devoted follower of Christ who loves spending time with her husband and two sons and volunteering at her local church. In her free time she reads, writes, paints and cooks.


  1. I like how your eyes and ears were attuned to see these special interactions. I also like that you stress the importance of interaction with others-and on a spiritual plane! Indeed, God made us to love one another.

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