One Choice Away
Isolation. It’s one of the Enemy’s greatest tools. From the very beginning God’s desire was to draw us into community – into relationship. In fact, His very nature is the essence of community. “Come, let us make man in our image.” Genesis 1:26 (emphasis mine) He walked with Adam and Eve in the garden, face to face. He knew it was not good that man was alone and created for him a companion, his perfect match, and the two would become one. They would create the first community – a family. And it was good. And ever since, the Enemy has worked to separate us – first from God, then from each other.
We live in a world that offers constant media “connection” with others, and yet we feel more anxious, isolated, depressed, and alone than ever. We see this no more clearly illustrated than in the lonely hearts of the kids who come to the Ranch desperate for relationship and connection, but so unsure of how to find it. Our world offers a multitude of counterfeit connections that ultimately lead to only more isolation. But here is the wonderful truth: the antidote is ever only one moment and one choice away. We can choose real life experiences and connections. We can choose to turn toward community – to meaningfully interact with those around us. In this moment, we can choose to connect with God. We can experience the beauty of the world He created for us and allow it to fill us with the knowledge of how much He loves. It’s there waiting…right now! One choice away.
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