Today while surfing the internet, i started wondering why exactly do i become so enthralled in the lives and stories of people i do not even know, and of people who i will never meet. I am fascinated reading the blogs of complete strangers. As if maybe i can relate to them, or understand them, or know them. But i never ever will. So what pushes me to keep reading the blogs of these people will always be complete strangers? I think about that song that Barbra Streisand sings thats says:
People, people who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world,
We’re children, needing other children
And yet letting our grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside,
Acting more like children
I think humans are so interested in the lives of others because deep down inside we want to be connected to something or someone more than just ourselves. Theres this urge to be connected to others, to know others, to care about others…and i might even dare to say…to open up to others. Some would deny any incling of a thought of opening up to another person…but i think theres something in us that makes us long to be intimate with others…more specifically, to be a part of something bigger and better than us. Theres something inside us that is drawing us to God, whether we deny it or not.
Today i want to let myself fall into that urge…i want to be drawn to God. I’m clinging to my favorite promise: Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.