Connecting With Others

Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25

How are you doing with the social distancing, since we have been told not to gather, not to visit friends or family and to stay at home as much as possible?

I must admit I am struggling. The other day my son sent me a text, he said they had wanted to go for a walk as a family, so he asked his two-year-old son Clark where he wanted to go, and Clark said, “Down the road to Nana and Papas house”.

Oh, how I longed to reach out across the miles and hug that little grandson of mine. It broke my heart. But his sweet words, spoken in that moment, express the thoughts of the nation, if not the world.

We just want to walk down the road and connect with our friends and family. From extroverts to introverts, we all need some kind of social interaction.

The Lord said, “It is not good for man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). We all need some quiet time by ourselves during the day, but we were made to need each other. It sparks our brains, makes us think, helps us practice patience and kindness. Being with others can encourage us, comfort us and help us face the trials and struggles of the day.

People have been drawn together from the beginning. Not just for survival, but for fullness and joy of life.

“Then God said, “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves” (Genesis 1:26). Our image, is the very image of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Perfectly complete in fellowship with each other.

And that’s how we are made to be, complete in our relationship with each other and with God

So, no matter how well you think you are doing in the middle of this Covid19 pandemic of social distancing, reach out to someone. Especially people you know that are alone. Call, text, email or go talk to your neighbor outside (at least 6 feet away). But reach out to someone today.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we are so thankful for the family and friendships you have put in place for us in our lives today. Help us to reach out to those relationships during this unprecedented time of community separation. In the name of Jesus’ we pray. Amen.

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

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