We are all needy people—needing our Lord’s mercy and each other’s fellowship and encouragement. When such fellowship is lacking, it is an affront to the Savior who made us one. It is an affront to our brothers and sisters for whom Christ died. It is a loss to us when we are deprived (or deprive ourselves) of such brotherly ties. It is also a disgrace before the eyes of the world to represent our Lord so poorly. And yet, in so many churches today, the need for fellowship is not met and many go hungry for want of true friendships in the Body. A practical word—fervently seek always and everywhere to be that “angel unawares” yourself. This is joy!
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."