Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
As we begin a new year, we find ourselves in a similar situation to last year. Tuned into an election (in Georgia), restricted by either public policy or personal decision in our daily lives, and unsure of exactly when things will "get back to normal." It's been nearly a year since all our lives were interrupted by coronavirus and after all that time, the amount of loss cannot be summed up in GDP or CDC numbers. But behind the sting of losing loved ones or losing jobs, there is another danger that we face -- losing the bonds that connect us. We are meant to "do life" with other people, not alone. God recognized this immediately when he created the world, saying, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” We all recognize the limitations and precautions we must take now, but it is imperative that this year, we work to reconnect with and cling to the people in our lives we love and communities we belong to. Today, reconnect with the people that you need in your life. Support the your community by being the kind of person Christ beckons you to be.
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” -- Genesis 2:18 NIV