It’s Friday morning and around the blogosphere you hear the tap-tap-tapping of fingers on keyboards as they unabashedly type out their thoughts for 5 minutes on the assigned word, and share their raw, unedited writing for everyone to read over at Lisa-Jo Baker’s place.
Belong. A word that word that brings up a yearning, a desire in the heart. “I just want to fit in.” “I just want to be a part of things.” “I just want to belong to someone.” These words ring in my ears from days gone by. Those long-ago awkward teen years. And those not-so-long-ago days when all I needed was a friend to share with and to understand me.
We were created to belong, to be in relationship, to be in fellowship. God created. He created so we would be in fellowship with Him. He created so the first man would have companionship. So man and woman would belong to one another.
What’s that saying . . . “No man is an island.” We were never meant to be alone. Each of us needs to belong. Ultimately, the only One we must belong to is Jesus. Without Him, all other relationships will eventually fall through our fingers like sand.