Here is the good news for us this morning. Each of us, every one of us received in that moment of time a great and precious gift. It is the gift of the presence of the Father – the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Jesus paid the price for your sin and you do not have to experience loneliness anymore! Because of this one cry we understand that life without the presence of the Lord – is a horror movie filled with fear and loneliness. It is filled with despair and hopelessness. But because of the sacrifice of Jesus we now have the privilege of the presence of God in our lives if we are a faithful believer.
So let me ask again: “Do you hear His lonely cry?” Remember He did this for you so that you would not have to go through the loneliness anymore!
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