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So Very Alone

There’s a fun little website called Despair that sells demotivational products, a spoof on those motivational posters you see in office buildings. There’s one titled “Loneliness” that has a picture of a solitary tree in a bleak white winter landscape. The caption reads, “If you find yourself struggling with loneliness, you’re not alone. And yet you are alone. So very alone.”

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The Lonely Road

Have you ever been all alone?  I’m not talking about that peaceful moment when the kids have all left for school and you have the house to yourself.  I’m talking about a deep feeling of abandonment; a loneliness that aches.  Perhaps you’ve experienced the death of a loved one, and in the days following, you felt keenly that loss, aching for the companionship again.  Maybe you’ve experienced a tragedy you felt no one could understand; that there was no one who could sympathize with you.  These feelings are very real, and not to be cheapened.  Yet no matter how alone, how abandoned you may have felt, you have never been truly alone, for God has always been with you.  God has never abandoned anyone on this earth.  Well, come to think of it, He has.  God the Father abandoned one Person completely, and that was His own Son, Jesus.

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