Our guest today from YOU VERSION opines the state of feeling one is unwanted is the worst disease of humankind. I hope you will read and ponder. Particularly in this Season, what can you and I do to help someone who may be struggling with ‘unwanted-ness’? (Please share, if you will, some of your Christmas plans this year to exalt the LORD JESUS by loving others.)
God formed families to give people closeness. The deepest hurt man can know is to have no one to love and no one who cares. An experienced social worker says, “I have come to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience. For all kinds of diseases there are medicines and cures, but for being unwanted. . . I don’t think this terrible disease can ever be cured.” We who know Christ realize that He can provide warmth and friendship. Still, we need human companionship. Thus, an important purpose of the family is to provide human warmth, touch, and friendship. In that closeness, we develop strength.
There is great power in partnership. God gave us each other to strengthen one another. Husbands look at life with a different perspective than do wives. Wives see things that husbands overlook. The way Abigail was able to cool David’s anger is an excellent illustration of the way men and women complement each other (1 Samuel 25). The wise husband listens to his wife, and the wise wife hears her husband.
Even the cynical writer of Ecclesiastes recognizes the power of partnership. He says: There is one alone, without companion: He has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labors, Nor is his eye satisfied with riches (Ecclesiastes 4:8).
And before I close for today. Something that made my eyes happy in Tennessee.
My Brother’s Horses
My Sister’s (in-law) November Rose
A Joy-full day to you, dear Friends,