Together is a word that for me conjures up lots of good family times. When we all get together there are 26 of us! You can imagine the noise that 13 grandchildren ranging in age from 2 - 10! But it's a good noise most of the time. Of course they have their little disagreements and a parent has to intervene sometimes. And then with 13 adults there is not always agreement, but there is always LOVE. We always look forward to our times together which is usually around a holiday time. One year we had many of us at our house for Christmas with people sleeping all over the house. But what a joy!
And then I think of one of my daughters who lives far away from all of us and it's hard for her to find togetherness where she is. It seems that people are so busy and don't always find time to really have community. It's hard for her to be so far away from her sisters.
I know there are many who don't know what it is like to be part of a family at all, much less a big family like ours. That's where we need to reach out and pull in the lonely to share our lives with them.
God has blessed me so much with my famliy and friends. He has given us His love and has enabled us to love each other.