I heard a wonderful sermon this last Sunday. It may be just because of where I am in life, but I am often lonely. We've lived in a new town for three years and I have no friends here. I'm working on it, but I don't yet.
The sermon was on community. The speaker talked about how we have often heard that there is a God-shaped vaccuum in the human heart, that only God can fill. Then he said that there is also a human-shaped vaccuum in the heart and God can't fill that.
Before you get too het up, his reasoning came from the story of creation in Genesis. God made light and said it was good. He separated the waters from the land and said it was good. He made birds and fish and said it was good. He put the animals on the land and said it was good. He made man, “Let us make man in our own image” and said, “It is not good for man to be alone.” God intended for us to have other people around us who cared about us. That's the reason for “forsake not the assembling of the saints together.” God made us to need company.
I was amazed. I knew I needed friends, but I didn't realize it is all part of the plan. God didn't want us to be alone.