Gratitude for Relationship

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Genesis 2:18

Beloved of God,

We cannot escape from the reality that God has created us to be connected to people. The weight and role of relationships in our lives and in our walk with God cannot be underestimated. Think about it. What would your purpose be without people?  Who would you share the Gospel with? Do you have a gift if there are no people with a need or appreciation for it? God understands that we need one another to fulfill His plan and path for our lives.

In Genesis chapter 2, we are given a glimpse into the creation of humanity, and we see how God responds to Adam who is by himself. God notices that even though Adam has all that he needs and has an assignment (to name animals) there is still a missing component to his existence. Adam had a relationship with God and an assignment but was lacking connection with someone who was like him. He needed another person. Adam did not need a spouse necessarily, but He needed companionship. It is through our connections that our calling and our gifts are confirmed. It is through these connections that God’s ultimate care for us is displayed. God could have been selfish and decided that the only interaction that Adam needed was with Him, but God wanted Adam to experience relationship.

For all of the “go it alone” saints, let Genesis 2 remind us that it is not Godlier for us to be alone, rather we should be thankful for everyone that God has blessed our lives with.

In Him,

Pastor Wright