There’s an old song that Barbara Streisand used to sing called “People” in which it says that ‘people who need people are the luckiest people in the world’. I wouldn’t use the word ‘luckiest’ as I don’t believe in luck of any kind. The sentiments of this song, however, are great! We’re designed in our DNA to need people.
Every person is unique – even identical twins! Such is the skill of our Creator God who even makes each grain of sand and every snowflake and stripy pattern on zebras completely different. There is something very special and wonderful about every individual on this planet and we all need each other. We were made to relate. Even the drunkard who sings ‘Jesus blood hasn’t failed me yet!’ becomes a blessing and who people can relate to.. When I first heard this song sung by this dear man, I was moved to tears as the truths in that statement are wonderful.
The person we most need in life is of course the One who made us and knows us like no other, Jesus Christ himself. He made provision for us people by sending his Holy Spirit to us when we believe in Him so that we are never alone and can do exploits in Jesus’ name. “Without Me'” He said, “You can do nothing” (John 15:5) clever though we think we are sometimes. He made us to have a God shaped hole within us that only He can fill so that we develop a personal relationship with the One who made the universe and sustains it. So as we learn to lean and rely on Him in and for everything we do, then He gets the credit He deserves.
One of our books in ‘The Creation Series’ for reading to 3-4 year olds is entitled ‘People’ and it shows so many nationalities as well as the very first people who messed things up for the rest of us. Children need to know that there is an answer for them when they mess things up, too. Jesus is our rescuer, coming all the way from heaven to us because He loved us and continues to love and pray for us, too, even now.
Let’s keep blessing one another with kindness and love, giving preference to one another in humility. Jesus said that people would know we are Christians because we love one another. ” If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.” (John 15:35 – Good News Bible). Let’s do this and teach our children to do this, too. Then our love for God will be seen and realised and many will be drawn to trust Him as well..