A poet once said, "Most men live lives of quiet desperation." I sometimes understand what he meant. There are some days where I feel so lonely in a crowd of people. Who can I talk to? Who can I share with? Is God listening? I know He cares, but as the child who cried in the night to its parents, when the parents assured the child that Jesus was protecting him, he quietly said, "I need Jesus with skin on."
I, in my humanness, need Jesus with skin on sometimes too. I need the touch of another. Can the ones around us know? Do they want to know? Will they turn and walk away if they could see the thoughts inside this skin? Or will they love, for love covers a multitude of sins?
The computer screen can be therapeutic. It can give the opportunity to release some thoughts. But it can be so cold. No skin on. No shoulder to lean on.
Sometimes it can be lonely even with your family.
Sometimes I feel those moments of "quiet desperation."
Keep me and each other in your prayers.
Be blessed. Be a blessing. If you must, be Jesus with skin on for those around you.
Love Jesus, eat cheesecake, listen to Pink Floyd.