Daily Devotion

October 18, 2013

Sparrows (2)

“I am like…a sparrow alone on the housetop.” Ps 102:6-7 NKJV

A lonely sparrow. The Psalmist wrote, “I am like…a sparrow alone on the housetop.” Has your nest been torn apart by a storm? Have you lost your mate? Jesus can relate. His disciples didn’t “get Him.” They argued over who would be the greatest. They failed to pray with Him in His most difficult moments. On the cross He cried out, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Mt 27:46 ).

We smile at the story of the single lady who hung a pair of trousers on her bedpost, then sent God a letter: “Father in heaven, help me if you can. I’ve hung a pair of trousers here, please fill them with a man.” Seriously, loneliness can be devastating to your self-worth. Young people wonder if they will ever find the right person to marry. Older people fear ending life all alone. The God who knew that Adam was incomplete not only created Eve for him, but actually introduced them and brought them together. And He can do the same for you. If you are widowed, divorced, or never married and want to find a mate, don’t be anxious. God says, “I know…where you dwell” (Rev 2:13 NKJV). God knows your name, your address, and every detail about you. And better yet, He cares! And one more thought: sometimes loneliness is not the absence of affection but the absence of direction; not the absence of people but the absence of purpose. So begin to reach out to others. Find a need no one is meeting, pour your life into it and watch how things begin to improve for you.