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You Are Not Alone, You Are On Holy Ground
Laura Peck

One of the most pervasive lies we hear on a semi-regular basis has to be, "you are alone."

People don't really tell us this. It would be kind of odd and extremely rude to tell someone a lie like this. But somehow it is still in our heads.

I think one of our core fears is that we are alone. Maybe not for you, but most likely it is for most of the people around you.

We were made for connection. Connection to other humans, connection to eternal things, connection beyond ourselves. And when that connection seems to be broken or lost, our insides get feeling really funny. Even if you are an introvert, you need human connection. It is just a necessity.

And yet, we still feel alone. And it stinks. A lot.

Some of us are lucky in that we can talk ourselves out of these slumps. We can remind ourselves again and again that we are not alone, that we have people beside and behind and before us, that our Creator does the same, but then there are those of us who can repeat these things until we're blue in the face, and still not feel the change.

Let me tell you, that does NOT make you broken.

None of this makes you broken. Ever.

But when we feel alone, what if we stepped onto holy ground?

I think there are few moments that we are not on holy ground. The Creator is always beside us, but it isn't always that we recognize that we are on holy ground.

What if, like Moses, we said, "Here I am," and took off our sandals. What if we took a deep inhale and let ourselves feel the presence of holy ground, the very ground we are standing on.

And the beautiful thing about holy ground is that we are not what makes it holy.

Yes, we have been made holy by our Creator. That is fact.

But we are not the ones that make ourselves, or anything else holy.

Therefore, for the ground to be holy, we cannot be alone.

We are with the Creator, the One who makes things holy.

And then we are holy, and we are on holy ground.

On holy ground, we can lean into who we are.

On holy ground, we can breathe.

On holy ground, we are held.

On holy ground, we remember that we are whole.

When you feel alone, remember that you are welcome in the holy place, on holy ground.

You were made for it.

It was made for you.

Thanks be to God.

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