Relationship, community, friends - we all need them. Each has a unique meaning, but together they all mean "having people to do life with". We are hard wired to desire that kind of closeness. Without it there is an intense hole left in our hearts. With that closeness, the converse is true, and there is an intense joy in our life. But connections like this are hard to come by. They require some difficult things: time, trust, mutual respect, common interest, vulnerability, transparency, openness and honesty. That's a scary list for a lot of people.
In ancient days though, there was a way to mix your life with someone else's without fear or apprehension, and it was simple. Today most relationships seem to be missing this element - a way to mix our life with others. The ancients had a simple way to symbolize the mixing of lives - they used salt. Let me explain. Two-thousand years ago people carried a bag of salt on their hip. When they entered into an agreement with someone, they reached into their bag for the salt. The other person would do the same and they would then mix their salt together. This simple act communicated much - their lives were mixed and could not be separated. Their lives were intertwined. Don't you love that image? The best part is that God started by mixing His life with ours. He told us that He would never separate Himself from us. Our lives would be forever intertwined with Him - now that is a pattern to follow! We are praying that you find relationship with God and people here at Libby Christian.