Most of us are familiar with William Wordsworth poem, “Lonely as a Cloud.”
The first two lines of the poem read as follows:
“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,”
In so many ways, especially during this pandemic, we may feel like this lonely cloud. We feel alone, unnoticed, and disconnected. As we encounter other people, many times we are unable to determine a person’s emotion or response; smiles, grins, frowns and smirks are all hidden behind masks. For some of us, in fear of the Coronavirus, it’s been a long time since we have experienced the human touch: hugs, kisses, handshakes, high-fives, knuckle punches.
Here at Evangel Church we want you to know that you are never alone or go unnoticed by God. Hagar, an Egyptian servant, in the book of Genesis (Gen. 16:13) refers to God with the name, El Roi. El Roi means He sees. Not only does God see you behind your mask, but He sees and hears you each moment of your day and night. Better yet, He loves and cares about you. And most importantly, He wants to have a relationship with you – He wants to be your father (a good father). The Bible encourages us and says, “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will never fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
If maybe in the past you decided that Jesus, God’s Son and the Savior of the world, isn’t for you, perhaps you might reconsider. Although being a follower of Jesus doesn’t guarantee a pain free life, with a sincere acknowledgement of your need for Jesus, and as you surrender your life to Him, He will become your comforter through all of life’s struggles and you will live with him eternally.
One last thought: Jesus, God’s son, has another name – Sar-Shalom. Sar-Shalom means Prince of Peace. For the Bible says “He (Jesus) will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) Surrender your life to Jesus today and He will become the source of all your peace.
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