Now I have to tell you my secret, that’s how it is done in these articles – first it is written about the problem and then the solution is shared. I don’t want to disappoint you, but I won’t offer you books, materials or internet programs for “5 steps on how to overcome loneliness”, or something like wellness. Here it is- my secret:
Everything started to change when I met a very special person, I can say with all my heart – the Most Special Person I have ever met. My best friend!!! Yes, a friendship changed not only my life, but also myself, my worldview … And it is as alive today as it was in the beginning when I was 11 years old. And I know it will stay that way while I’m on this earth …
The perfect friendship
it`s maybe another small secret
I know what you’re thinking – “No man is perfect to offer and maintain a perfect friendship for so many years!” I will not argue with you, because unfortunately you are right. But when your friend is God himself, then EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT, then your whole worldview and idea of life, your idea of people and yourself changes. Here is how it is for me and my friendship with God (I will be absolutely honest with you): for me He is not an abstract energy, or an unattainable mind, nor a white-bearded old man, as they paint him on the icons. For me, He is completely real, real and just “at a faith distance”, and maybe at a “prayer distance” …. IF YOU BELIEVE! Well, I believe. But I have no intention, and it is not my purpouse, to preach and convince you that God exists if you do not believe in Him. I just want to share what I have discovered and what I continue to discover about the most exceptional Person who has ever existed, who exists and will continue to exist …
How does that work?
So, I have long been vaccinated and immunized against the greater pandemic – Loneliness. If by chance some lonely or self-pitying thoughts attack me, there is someone to go to and to find comfort in his arms. He personally invited me, but he told everyone: “Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…” How is it going? Well, friends get to know each other first and have to walk together for a long time to trust each other.
In order to go to such a strong and powerful friend and trust him, you must understand who He is and what He has done for you.
In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, in the first verses, God says how:
1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
2. The same was in the beginning with God.
3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.
Blessed were the disciples of Jesus. They have had the incredible privilege of communicating face to face with the Son of God. But we are by no means robbed from this privilege. The Word is God, i.e when we read the Bible, we get to know its author, we understand His plan of salvation for us, His warnings, His commands, His concern for us, and most importantly, we befriend Him. For me, the Bible is God’s tender Father’s voice, which has many things to tell me … and to you, too, if you wish and if you believe … There are also recorded the events preceding the return of His Son, who will come to take all who believe and confess that they are His children and acknowledge Him as their Creator, Heavenly Father and Savior.
I wish I could ignite a little flame of curiosity and you will open this exceptional book. Even if it is electronic, or online. And don’t be afraid or disappointed if you open a book that sounds too philosophical or full of symbolic images. The books of Daniel and Revelation are very symbolic. I advise you to open to one of the four gospels in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John). There you will meet my best friend – Jesus, not only a friend, but much more. And if you study the Word devoted like me, you know what I am talking about.
If you believe….