Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Alone, bad. Friend, good." --Bride of Frankenstein

I've spoken with a few different people lately who've felt alone. People who, without saying a word, were visibly sad. It's not hard to see really...unless your eyes are closed. It hangs on their faces, lingers in their voices and lays heavy on their hearts.

I don't claim to have the answers to anyone's problems. In fact, I don't claim much except that God alone should be our sustainer. But He designed us to be relational, didn't He? He created us, marriage, the family, the church and friendships. He designed us for relationship. Relationship with Him and also, with each other.

I know, that even in crowds, I have experienced loneliness. The church itself is filled with people who feel unknown. What is it that we need to do differently? How are we failing each other? Is it even anyone's fault or is it the culmination of the human condition in a sinful world who fail to pursue God that leads to this sadness? Money and more freedom don't help. Political agendas don't help. More churches haven't helped. More programs haven't helped. Medicine or a diagnosis doesn't help. So what now...

What are your thoughts?

How can we as a body of believers... how can I encourage you? For no one should be left to wander this earth alone...

Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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