We need companionship

Mother and infant

“Imagine, if you can, a newborn baby being dropped into a sterile bed as soon as she’s born; then left to grow alone. Gowned but silent nurses would change her when necessary or prop a bottle within her reach; but there would be no talking, no smiling, no fondling. She wouldn’t go home to a family. There would be no grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins to admire her. She’d be given the best physical care: food, clean surroundings, medical checkups. But no companionship or communication with other humans.

It’s impossible to believe that such an infant could grow into a balanced adult. In fact, it’s not difficult to wonder if she’d survive at all. To grow properly, babies need loving companionship and caring, as well as food and warmth.

Christians need loving companionship, too. God plans that His children should enjoy fellowship together.”

~from Come Alive with Jesus

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