Genesis 2:18a “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone”
Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
On July 20th, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong separated from the Columbia spacecraft to start their historic journey to the surface of the moon. Yet, history was being made on the Columbia itself. Alone, Astronaut Michael Collins remained in orbit around the moon during the nearly 24 hours of the moon landing mission. During 48 minutes of each orbit on the backside of the moon, Collins was separated from all of humanity. Collins commented: “If a count were taken, the score would be three billion plus two over on the other side of the Moon, and one plus God-knows-what on this side.” It was said that “not since Adam has any human known such solitude.” He was truly alone!
The truth is that it is not good to be alone. God designed us for human contact – live human contact. Electronic forms of interaction are poor substitutes for real social interaction.
Even in the midst of our busy lives, and even with people all around us and electronic devices in our hands, it is easy to sometimes feel alone, to be lonely. Yet, even in these times God is with us. He is with us wherever we go. He is in the midst of our lives. He loves us and is joyful when we interact with Him. He wants us to fellowship with others. He desires fellowship and yearns to stamp out any loneliness in our lives.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO FULLY FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD AND WITH ONE ANOTHER. It is not good for us to be alone.