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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth for man, but He created man for God. God saw it was not good that man should be alone so He created him a help-meet. Thus Adam was no longer alone. Alone is a sad word, and together is a sweet word. God made us with an inner desire for relationships with Him and  also to have special relationships with family, friends, and one another. Abraham was a friend of God, and Enoch walked with God. We need God, but we also need spiritual fellowship with other Christians. Years ago, there was a song, “Everybody Needs Somebody, Sometimes.”

Sometimes everybody needs somebody, even you. Sometimes everybody needs a hug, touch, or a caring pat. In my early missionary travel days I learned that it was not good to be alone. Steaks were tasteless. It was even hard to smile or laugh alone. We decided that Carlene would travel with me and since that day I have not been alone. Yea! It is also possible to be “alone” in a crowd. An elderly lady said, “I am in this big church but I am still alone.” Sadly, some are “alone” in nursing homes, hospitals, and prisons. Some are home alone and some are homeless. It is not good to be alone! No one should suffer alone – no one.

We need somebody to protect us when danger lurks. We need somebody to pray for and with us. We need somebody to give us words of wisdom. We need somebody to care about our souls. We need somebody to speak the truth in love. When we cannot stand we need someone to lean on. We need somebody to listen and share our concerns. We need somebody to remain when others leave. We need somebody to love us when we are unlovable. Doctors care about our body. Lawyers care about our liabilities. Accountants care about our finances. But who is “there” to personally care? Thank God for family and friends who are “there” during times of need. Everyone loves to be loved – everyone! Now, as a Christian would you consider being “there” for that special someone today? Open your eyes and open your heart  to someone who needs you. Have compassion and make a difference in someone’s life (Jude 22).

Friend, do YOU at this time need someone to be “there” just for YOU?  As David, you may feel you are “alone” and that no one cares for your soul (Psa. 142:4). As Charles Weigle faced his darkest hour alone, he wrote, “No one ever cared for me like Jesus.”

You may also be facing your darkest hour. Jesus was “there” for him and Jesus will be “there” for you. “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Pet. 5:7).  The Lord promises, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Heb. 13:5).  The Lord can do for you what you cannot do for yourself, if you will let Him. In this life, you need me, I need you, and we all need the Lord.  Everybody Needs Somebody, Sometimes.

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