Genesis 2:18: “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’”

We are not alone. God created us for community. It is in times of isolation that we become acutely aware of that.

After creating Adam, Eve followed. Some may say that with Eve came trouble, but trouble came long before Eve. In fact, Adam was troubled without Eve. He searched high and low for his equal. And his Creator profoundly understood.  After all, God is Trinity. Before there was anything else, there was relationship, relationship among the Trinity that is. And relationship is what makes the world go around. On this note, here are some simple observations:

·         Being alone when we are sad, magnifies our sadness. Picture yourself being stranded alone on an island. Soon you’d be talking to trees and ants just for the sake of communication (albeit one-sided).

·         Being with someone magnifies our joy. Shared joy multiplies, as odd as it sounds; after a major accomplishment, what would you like to do? Throw yourself a party of one?

Life without people is an odd couple, similar to faith without works or a fruit tree without fruit. Cherishing our loved ones, we get to share in their sorrow and happiness. That is something we do not want to trade with anything else in the world.

“Faith without works is like a song you can’t sing. It’s about as useless as a screen door on a submarine.” – Rich Mullins

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