Together… does anyone ever want to be alone? Oh, yes, perhaps for an hour or two, but what about when your alone in a room crowded with a million people and your the only one sitting by yourself? What about when you get life changing news? Or when the wind howls and the snow falls…fast and furious and the power goes out? Or perhaps, when you receive that promotion you’ve been dreaming about for years?
Togetherness spurs us on, gives us hope, and encourages our hearts to carry on. I don’t believe any of us truly want to be alone. We long to know someone cares…wants to be in relationship with us.
God created us first to be in communion with Him and then with others. We weren’t designed to go through this life alone–everyone needs someone. The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18.
There will be times when we will feel alone, but we need not despair, God will always be with us. It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8.
There are many who do not know the love of our Great Savior. They may be stumbling through life just trying to make it from one day to the next. There are others who may have been forgotten by family, friends, and society who feel the sting or rejection…loneliness. We must remember the least of these…give them a smile, give them a hug, give them our time and attention. With all the devices we have today which are designed to keep us in constant, rapid communication with others you’d think we’d be closer, more relational than at any other time in history, however, I believe just the opposite is true.
Let’s show others the love of Christ…be His hands and feet. One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. ‘The second is this ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-31.
Blessings to you, Kasey