SOURCE: "We Are Not Alone," Su Voz; Tuesday, October 18, 2011
JOHN 16: 25-36*
“You will desert me; however, I am not alone, because the Father is with me.”
Loneliness is the most desolate word in the Spanish language. It has no regard for a person’s age, race, wealth, or level of intelligence. Albert Einstein said, “How strange to be a world-renowned figure and yet to suffer from such loneliness.”
God created us to experience intimacy and companionship with others. He declared that it was not good for the man to be alone. Solitude is the reason that many people end up feeling empty inside.
Jesus also felt lonely and must have felt it quite deeply when His disciples abandoned him. Nevertheless, the presence of the Father was made clear when He said, “I am not alone, because the Father is with me.” This closeness with the Lord can be had by all who place their trust in Him and in His Word.
We can forget our feelings of loneliness by opening ourselves up to others; but even more importantly, we must open ourselves up to the Lord. He is always with us and wants us to have communion with Him at all times.
PRAYER: Lord, grant that your company might erase all feelings of loneliness in my life. Amen.