There is an obscure story in the Bible about a group of people who lived in the town of Laish. They seemed to be at peace and secure. But they were suddenly attacked and their city was burned to the ground. They had no one to rescue them, because they had no close relationships with anyone nearby. (Judges 18:27-28)

Let’s stay in close relationship with our God and with His people. Our God is a God of relationship, and he calls us to be the same. When two or three gather in His name, He promises to be in our midst. And remember, the Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. (Zeph. 3:17)