The Five Ships of Opportunity: Fellowship
If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another. 1 John 1:7
Recommended Reading – 1 John 1:5-10
Hank Williams dropped out of school to pursue his ream of being a country music star, but he ran into problems with alcoholism. He married Audrey Sheppard at a gas station in Alabama. But when the marriage hit the rocks, Audrey threw Hank out of the house. Fueled by heartache, Williams wrote the song “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Shortly afterward he died at age 29 in the back of his Cadillac en route to a performance. His songs of loneliness and heartache made him an American icon, for somehow his plaintive melodies touched the hearts of those who are so lonely they could cry.
The Bible has a one-word answer for loneliness: Fellowship. That’s our opportunity to be best friends with the Lord and part of His worldwide family. It’s the divine answer.
If you feel so lonely you could cry, take the focus off yourself. Think of how much God loves you, and find another person whom you can serve today. When we see the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin.
People need fellowship, and it is God’s will that they should have it.
James Montgomery Boice