While for the cruiser the concept of its size is awesome but not presenting a concern, imagine instead a solitary sailor lost at sea, trying to find a port on a dark night with no navigation but the stars above. And add to that the impact of extended time in that situation, as hope fades and that same sailor contemplates his likely demise. Physical deterioration caused by hunger, lack of water and the elements means that fear creeps in as he contemplates his likely death while he is all alone. There is no one to pray for him and perhaps his remains might not even be found. It's not something we want to think about.
Since man is a social animal, fear of being alone can be caused by much less serious circumstances such as peer pressure, the desire for friendship and fellowship, things that might be elusive for some of us and if it's not resolved it can generate into loneliness and lack of self-worth. But in such situations we must realize that we are never truly alone, we just need to remember the One who created us. He is ever standing by and waiting to visit with us. And He has all the answers needed to solve social problems, both minor and dramatic. But the problem is, He expects us to make the first step to approach Him and open the conversation. After all, He is God, the Almighty and omnipotent creator of all life. We are mere mortals who were put on earth to follow Him and put Him first in our lives. It's just that simple.
This is the basic narrative behind this week's Sunday Morning Coming Down devotional which is now up and running on demand. We are not alone. Regardless of how empty we feel or alone we appear by earthly standards, remember that God is always beside us with His Son Jesus Christ, the one friend who gave His life so that all of us might have the opportunity to live. Here's the link to the show. We hope you'll join us for some fellowship over the internet with a message, a short scripture, great Christian music and prayer.