Solitude is the fear of the human heart.
In the midst of celebration, our hearts want someone to hug, sing with, drink with, or even high five.
In mourning, we need everything from the hand that hands us a cloth to wipe our tear to people willing to sit with us in silence.
But what we want is presence. And in presence, we find love.
When Jesus enjoyed His last meal with His friends, He told them that He was headed off to die.
He told them that people were going to hate them.
He told them that people were going to want to kill them.
He promised that they would not be alone.
Jesus promised them that He would give them that Holy Spirit. They would never be alone.
This is the story of many people who love God. In fact, this is the story of all who love God.
Moses walked with God.
Joshua walked with God just as Moses did.
The disciples walked with Jesus.
And you have the Holy Spirit.
So, today, you are free to love God. You are free to love others as you love yourself.
And through the wonderful presence of the Holy Spirit, you are free not to be alone.