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Better with Two

Updated: Dec 28, 2020

The thought of winter brings with it the joys of the holidays, noise of the holidays and the "oh boys" of the holidays. For some, it's great . But for others, the whole festiveness of Christmas and New Year is just too much. It can cause us to withdraw or become depressed. This is especially true if you don't have family nearby or worse, don't have family at all. Holidays, in such case can be a terrible reminder of who or what we don't have rather than Who and what we do have.

Did you know that, if you are a believer, you are never alone. Jesus is always with us. His word says "...Never will I leave you nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:5 That's it ! No matter how dark things get, no matter where you are in your journey. He is always there, just a breath away.

Why is it that sometimes Jesus feels far away? Personally, I tend to isolate from people, and sometimes even God, when I am troubled. This certainly makes Him seem further away but it is I who has in fact, moved. As much as I love my Lord, my heart will wander if I'm not careful. The human heart is prone to that. It doesn't take much.

It may be a need, like working or a desire like playing a game on your phone. It can be obsession over a problem, or a vacation with friends. Before you know it hours pass, sometimes a whole day and we've yet to pick up our Bibles or even pray.

One of my favorite hymns is "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" It's writer, John Whyeth, famously penned the words, "Let thy goodness like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee. prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love...Here's my heart Lord, take and seal it. Seal it for thy courts above."

Once I recognize that I have moved. I pray first, confessing my negligence and asking forgiveness. Of course God forgiv