The Solitary Man

When our triune God created Man, He did it in community.  It was a group project.  The three-in-one Creator was never alone.

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…’ ” – Genesis 1:26a

When God told Man to subdue the earth, He provided a human counterpart.  It too was a group project.  Adam was no longer alone.

“The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper suitable for him.’ ” – Genesis 2:18

When Man preferred confinement and distance from God, God brought community down with him.

” ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us.’ ” – Matthew 1:23

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” – John 1:1,14a

When the God-Man reestablished community between God and Man, and Man and Man, it was not a group project.  No, that part He did it alone.

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” – 1 Peter 3:18a

The one true Solitary Man found us self-absorbed and alone in our sins and became totally alone for us to bring us back into community.


About Collin Damon Welch
Collin worked in the film/TV industry for a while. Now he's pursuing ministry. He and his incomparably beautiful wife Nicole live in Chicago.

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