ACCESSIBILITY IN AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
PSALM 142: 1 - 4
(PAGE 925 "COME ALIVE BIBLE")
JESUS CHRIST was the loneliest person to ever live. In the
isolated agony of Calvary He cried out, "My God, My God why have
Thou forsaken Me?"
If you have ever been tempted to say, "No one knows how lonely I
am," I commend to you Jesus Christ. He can relate to you. You
who suffer loneliness, you can relate to Him.
I. THE CASE OF LONELINESS
Millions know what it means to be lonely. This hunger for
belonging is big business. The need for satisfying relationships
has spawned singles' bars, encounter groups, and computerized
The Christian segment of society has joined the race. An ad in a
Christian magazine stated, "God did not ordain loneliness" and
promises that if you will subscribe, you will get to "know"
other single Christians on four continents.
Popular music laments loneliness: "Lonely Street, "Have You Ever
Been Lonely," "I Ain't Got Nobody."
A recent survey revealed one fourth of the people interviewed
felt very lonely and cut off from others during the last few
Loneliness impacts every age. Psychiatrist, Rene Spitz found
that over one-third of a group of babies who were in an
institution and did not receive adequate cuddling died within
twoyears. The children who survived were drastically retarded in
mental, motor, and social skills, even though they had adequate
Loneliness is ageless. The Psalmist wrote of his loneliness: I
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