02 January 2011
Who Walks With You?
The Lord gave us the Sabbath day, with the command that we keep this day holy. On this day, we get together as a community to pray, to worship, and to give thanks. For those of us in chronic pain, sometimes that community is harder to get than for others. If the physical pain is debilitating, then we cannot either get to, or through, a communal service. If the pain is mental or spiritual, well…seeing all those people can sometimes make the pain worse. However, if we look at the life of Jesus, I think we see only three times that He was alone. First, He went into the desert as the Father wished. Then, He would leave His apostles to pray by Himself, but He returned after the night or early morning. Finally, when He was about to take up His cross He went into the garden to pray; and He remained alone until His resurrection. So Christ found it important to be with others, just as He knew it was important to spend time with His Father. Maybe we can’t make it through a service, but are you alone? We need to have our alone time with our Heavenly Father, but we must also have people in our life. Who walks with you?