God created the heavens and the earth, called them sky and land, and it was good. Then he created the plants and trees, and he said that they were good. He created the light and darkness and again, it was good. God created the birds and the sea creatures, livestock and land animals, and it was all good. Finally, God created man and it was not just good, it was very good.
However, the Bible tells us one thing about God’s creation that was not good. “The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). Even before sin and the fall of Adam and Eve the first thing that was not good was that man was alone.
The first man, Adam, had it all. He was given rule over all the creatures of the earth (Genesis 1:26), he could go anywhere he wanted and he had direct communication to God. He was, in fact, the ruler of the world. He was given the most “perfect” place on earth, the Garden of Eden. He could eat and drink anything he wanted, yet there was still one thing that was not good. Adam was alone!
I often think about what I would do to live eternally on an island paradise. I dream about the things I would do. I would probably have a fishing pole and sit back and relax with a cold drink. However, I would give it up in a heart beat if I had to spend that eternity all by myself.
God in his infinite wisdom knew that Adam would feel alone, so he created a partner for him in Eve. In the same way, God does not want us to be alone. I am not just talking about physical aloneness, but an emotional aloneness as well.
I can remember being in a whole room full of people yet still feeling completely alone. Others may feel complete aloneness even while living with their spouse. God created other people to come alongside to remove this aloneness.
Don’t go through life alone. We need each other. Maybe you are reading this today and somewhere in your heart the word “aloneness” describes a part of you; find a local church to be in fellowship with other people. Allow others to come alongside to walk with you through life.
By DJ Castilleja
Associate Pastor – Solid Rock Church