Today we had a bittersweet experience. Due to restrictions being lifted we were finally able to see our grandson again. He’s nearly 8 months old and we’ve missed him, so it was great to spend time with him, but it wasn’t like before. Before lockdown we could pick him up, give him kisses and cuddles and play with him, but today we could do none of that. The worst of all was that he didn’t really recognise us. We’ve just become faces he sees on FaceTime.
Most relationships will have to be rebuilt. Zoom has been brilliant but it’s not the same as sitting in the same room as someone is it? Think of the times when we visited friends. We arrive, shake hands or embrace, have a meal together, a couple of drinks, and more embracing as we leave. No one would think about social distancing and we sat where we wanted, next to whoever we wanted. Those days will return but we will first have to pass through a time of reestablishing friendships.
Relationships are one of the keys to a happy life. We’re not meant to be alone, we should interact and have friends. If anyone ever says that they don’t have any friends, it’s said as a sign of despair and unhappiness.
God is three persons in one. It’s a concept that’s beyond understanding which is a good thing. We need a God that our brains can’t cope with. If we understood him he wouldn’t be much of a God would he? God is complete in himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit in complete harmony, the perfect relationship. God didn’t need human company but he chose to make us and to relate to us. It was a relationship that coronavirus could never have damaged, but sin could, and did. Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden created a barrier between a perfect God and a now sinful man. Sadly, the Bible tells us that, “sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people”(1), which means that all mankind is separated, by sin, from the God who just wants to relate to us. Separated from God is the same as saying we are spiritually dead. Thankfully, God has provided a solution to sin, a means of restoring a relationship with him. The solution is his Son, Jesus:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”(2)
God’s solution to sin brings us back into relationship with him, and it also ensures it lasts for ever. “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”(3) No longer spiritually dead, but made alive and alive eternally. What a glorious truth. Do you want your sins forgiven? Do you want eternal life? Do you want a relationship with God. All of this is possible through God’s Son, Jesus. Let us help you find him. As always you can contact us via Facebook, Instagram or our website.
(1) Romans 5:12
(2) John 3:16
(3) 1 Corinthians 15:22