Lonely People

The Beatles wrote a song entitled “Eleanor Rigby” or “All the Lonely People”.  “Ah, look at all the lonely people … where do they all come from?”  They didn’t have the answer.  The Bible does.  We are all descendants of Adam and Eve, who disobeyed God’s command.  We are members of a fallen race, a race trapped in sin and rebellion against the awesome God who created us.

I remember being a young boy, being afraid and backing up into a young girl, who I thought would protect me.  But she couldn’t … she did not have the power.  I was terribly lonely and afraid.  I remember being a thirteen-year-old, dressed in girl’s attire, feeling the temporary comfort of the clothes.  But, I was still very much alone and afraid.

In the ninth chapter of Mark, we read of Jesus: “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.”  From His throne at the right hand of the Father, Jesus can see each and everyone of us.  He knows our loneliness and fear.  He knows that we can’t find comfort apart from accepting His design.

Jesus is called Emmanuel, “God with us.”  In Matthew chapter 28, He promised His disciples, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  In Hebrews 13 it is said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  With Jesus in my heart through the work of the Holy Spirit, I am never alone.  God is always with me.  He tells me in Isaiah chapter 43: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.  For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior …”

Changing your clothes, changing your apparent gender through SRS, modifying your voice, using hormones, changing your eye color with contact lenses, changing your name … all of these things and more will not change who you really are inside.  You will still have the loneliness, fear and pain that you are trying to run away from.  Let Jesus Christ be your Good Shepherd.  Read Psalm 23 and John 10 … these two chapters will tell you about the good heart of the Chief Shepherd.