Psalm 103:17-18: “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.”

The blessings God extends over creation speak of His love and righteousness. When God is with us, His love and righteousness is with us too. In the book of Psalms we read (Psalm 103:17):

“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children”

Love and decency are the pillars of every community. In the absence of love and decency, no good life is possible and communities fall apart. God is the center of the universe. Under His umbrella we are brought together. Connected to Him, we are connected with the heart of creation. In Him, we are able to connect with others.

When God created heaven and earth, He created connection. All of creation is set up as community. We are interconnected and depend on one another. No life form moving and breathing is without meaning. God made us and that makes us special. He will always look after His creation. It’s deeply personal.

With the snake entering the scene, isolation began to interfere. The snake ripped community apart and God’s heart is bleeding over this. Isolation is as counterproductive to creation as it is destructive. The death of community always brings death to the individual. We are not meant to fend for ourselves.

Community is everything; and a presently disconnected world still needs healing. God wants to heal what is broken and rekindle a friendship that goes way back to the beginning of humankind; but we have to turn around to see Him. God is with those who return to Him.

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