Within the last few weeks, I received two emails that were quite similar in nature. Both women are moms of special needs children and are experiencing hardships. Each are on a journey to receive a diagnosis for their child and pursue treatment. Such a long, hard journey. I’ve been there… and journey still.
And in responding to each of those emails, I came to a realization. The realization of a two-word combo that packs more power than any two words in the English language paired side by side- two words that mean the world.
The combo comes in to play sometimes when a parent needs prayer for their child and someone else comes along to pray. And then another person joins in and before you know it, a whole prayer band has formed to ask God to work in precious lives.
Or when someone admits to needing help in a certain area and a friend says, “Oh, I need help in that area also.”
Maybe the pastor began his sermon with his own personal dilemma and after hearing his story, your heart agreed with his on the topic.
Or you read an article and afterwards, immediately felt led to share it, because the tug on your heart was so strong you couldn’t help yourself.
You see, all of the above are examples that reveal what I believe to be perhaps the most empowering two-word team- the two little simple words of:
Can you imagine what would happen if we actually looked for opportunities to empower others with this tiny duo?
“I’m tired.” “Me too. Want to get some coffee?”
“I need someone to help me stay accountable to read God’s Word each day.” “Me too. Let’s do the Bible Challenge!”
“I want to spend more time in prayer.” “Me too. Want to pray together?”
With two seconds of simple vocabulary, a person can be transported from an island of loneliness to a continent of cure.
The feelings of loneliness, despair, wanting to give up, and fear….all those feelings are human. Every single one of us have felt them. Fatigue, hunger, desperation, the list could go on and on.
The comfort of another human being simply agreeing to our life dilemmas is powerful indeed.
But even more powerful is the thought that… Jesus is God, He loved us, and gave Himself for us. He died on the cross and rose again that we could have eternal life. And in all that power, He became a man and experienced life in the form of human development. He suffered pain and hunger and betrayal and hurt.
All so that He could say to us:
Who needs to hear your “me too?” today?
And who might need to hear Jesus speaking to your heart “me too?”