Our Need for Community
God did not create us to live in isolation. Maybe you have estranged family members who you have lost contact with, and you haven't talked with them in years. You have gone on with your life with the isolation of a family member. It is hard and very difficult. The pain of loneliness never goes away.
The sad story is that God created us to live in the context of community within families and friends. God never called us to be Lone Rangers. Do you remember the Lone Ranger? Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto.
God always wants us to live in community. God does His greatest work in community. Our COVID experience has created a lot of loneliness and a disconnect in families and communities. We have disconnected from our workplaces, and we like that. The reality is that there is something about being connected with people that is very powerful.
Some people have decided that they like the remote church experience, and that online church isn’t so bad. You don't have to get dressed, put on makeup, or even leave your house. You can “experience” church and hear the Word preached or watch a Bible study online. You can put it on pause or skip it all together. Many people think that is how life is.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. We were made to live in community. Without community, we are left with loneliness, and that is a sad thing.
Maybe, that is where you are today. Some of you are fighting battles within on why you have drifted. Maybe, you are still here physically, but emotionally or spiritually you are disconnected from where you used to be. You find yourself isolated without purpose and a sense of value.
If that is you, there is hope for you. There are plenty of people who once knew what it was like to be alone who have since been found. They have learned how to join God in bringing hope to other people. God sometimes allows us to experience pain, isolation, and purposelessness in our lives, so we will realize what God has for our lives. Don’t miss out on how He wants to bless you through the community He has placed in your life.
I could very easily stay isolated but I love to be around other people. You get new or different views on how to do things differently. And I am so thankful for my friends that I wouldn't have if I had stayed isolated.
The Recent events in The World have drawn ME closer TO GOD than I ever imagined. I am so Thankful for JESUS. His Sacrifice has Saved Me. GLORY TO GOD, My FATHER !