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Loneliness by Author: Gini Andrews
Like fatigue, like hunger, loneliness is part of being human. Fatigue is cured by sleep and hunger by eating, but how do we handle loneliness ? It’s our very nature to seek an alter ego a heart that responds to our human ache for understanding.
Our favorite women of the bible were no strangers to periods of loneliness, which interestingly, often presaged important events. Many during her pregnancy, Ruth bereaved in Moab, Esther in a pagan ; Hannah childless for yeas in a Culture where barrenness was a disgrace.
In this crowed adult life, there were times when Jesus chose to be alone .deliberately ‘ making himself unavailable so he might nourish his soul in communication with his Father. He experienced both isolation and alienation. He found substance with his three closest disciples- Peter, James and John & in the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.
But even the most congenial marriage, the closet friendship, the most satisfying child-parent and relationship is both transient and unpredictable. Although some 1,500 years have passed since St. Augustine remarked that our hearts will never be a rest away from the One who made them, it’s still true.
Just because he had created us as unique individuals, our Father knows the best way to fill each one’s empty places. It is only God who can fill our deepest longings. who never has an appointment elsewhere, who never replaces us with someone he likes better, who promises never to leave us totally along.
He is the only one who wants to be and always can be the unfailing companion on our journey