Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.
As many of you already know, I've declared Sundays to be my day of rest from all things internet. Everything, so far, has gone better than expected as you can read here.
However, this past Sunday is different. The day before, we have to put our beloved cat, Allie, down due to cancer. Danny is scheduled to travel to Nashville for a conference on Sunday afternoon. My stepson, Giovanni, is home for dinner, but goes to his girlfriend's house for an evening visit.
I am, suddenly, all by myself.
Oh, how I want to get on that internet! To just connect! Cruise through Facebook! Check my e-mail! Respond to blog comments!
This house is just too big, too empty, too quiet. I so miss my loved ones. I miss my friends. I miss the chatter, the play, the conversations.
I want that internet!!!
And, then, His still, small voice comes to me . . . You are not alone, for I am always with you . . .
His comfort washes over me. I am calmed.
I do some cleaning. I bake cookies. I write up blogs. I indulge in a television program. I listen to our CD from today's worship service. I pray for others. I reflect upon the day and give thanks to my Father that Danny arrived safely at his destination. I pray for travel mercies on his return trip Tuesday.
And, I'm content and at peace.
I'm not alone. I never will be.
For God's promise is true. It is everlasting.
I am with you always to the very end of the age . . .
I don't need the internet.
I need the Lord.
When you are feeling alone, to whom do you turn?
Will you pray with me?
Father, we are so grateful that You sent Your Son, Jesus, to save us and assure us that we are never alone. Through the Holy Spirit, He and You are with us every moment. We need never feel lonely if we turn to You each and every day. Amen.