Loneliness

I had never invited my friends to a birthday party. So when I was ready to celebrate my tenth birthday, I decided I wanted a birthday party with my friends. I planned the party to be at a park. I was so excited!
The day of my party finally arrived. I looked out the window, and it was raining! My family decided to have the party outside anyway. I called my friends to remind them about the party. They said they would try to come. Do you know what happened? None of my friends showed up for the party! I was very disappointed. I really thought that my friends would come to my party. I felt very lonely that day.
Our Bible Reading today tells us about Jesus dying on the cross. Many of the Jewish leaders hated Jesus. They did not believe that He was the Son of God. Finally they arrested Jesus and led Him away to be crucified. Even some of Jesus’ closest friends left Him. Jesus must have felt very lonely.
Jesus understands how it feels to be lonely. He will never leave you alone. You can always ask Him to comfort and strengthen you. Depend on Jesus today!