One of the greatest fears that people of all ages face is being alone. Autophobia or monophobia is the technical name for it (for those of you who like to be in the know!).
Don’t get me wrong, there are times you want your own space. A few hours to break free from the chit chat, small talk, pushy crowds and demands from kids, employers and even your significant other can be a dream come true.
Made for Relationship
For the most part though, as humans we are relational. Even Batman has Robin!
We were made to be in relationship with one another. And this is because we were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), and God is relational to the very core. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have been in perfect union, 3 in 1 for eternity.
On the cross, the union of Father, Son and Spirit was broken temporarily. When the weight of the sin of the world was placed upon Jesus on the cross, he became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21). In that moment, and for about three dark hours, Jesus’ agony was not only physical. His pain was spiritual and emotional.
Separated for our Unity
For three desperate hours, Jesus was separated from the Father. This happened for our benefit, so that we could have the hope of being made right with God. The cost was steep, but Jesus hung in the agony of desolation for us. He did this so that we could enjoy friendship with God.
Jesus was alone so we will never have to be lonely.
Make an effort to come this Sunday to North Pointe. And bring someone with you who could use some Good News and encouragement. We are never alone!