Social distancing has revealed the depth of our human need for in-person relationships but that need is just an indicator of something far more important—our deep need for a relationship with God. We were created with a God-shaped hole in our heart. Until isolation hit us so hard, we’ve had the ability to buffer our soul’s need for God by filling it with human relationships. What a great opportunity we have right here, right now, in the midst of a world crises that has forced us to self-isolate—to really search to know God!
Who is God?
There are not enough words to describe our Almighty Creator, Agape Savior, Everlasting Father…and the best friend we will ever have on earth. His Word says it best: “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)
Do you have any other friend who does ALL that?
Right now, you can’t go to church, work, hang out with friends and family—and thus, may be thinking how little purpose you have without your tribe. But this is NOT TRUE! Even if everything you hold dear is stripped away—the deepest part of you (your soul and spirit) was created to have a deep, ETERNAL purpose. The satisfying fellowship with your earthly tribe is an awesome reminder of the deeper, Divine fellowship you were created to have with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
God’s Word is our love letter and is full of promises to quench the deepest thirst of our soul. He cares! “The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, Their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will open rivers in desolate heights, And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land springs of water.” (Isaiah 41:17-18)
God offers us the most perfect relationship we will ever experience and—when we seek to love Him with our whole heart—He draws close to us and we KNOW we are never alone.