Always stand for what is right.
Even if you are standing alone.
IT IS HUMAN to stand with the crowd; it is divine to stand alone.
It is man-like to follow the people, to drift with the tide; it is God-like to follow a principle, to stem the tide.
Noah built and voyaged alone. His neighbors laughed at his strangeness and perished in style.
Abraham wandered and worshipped alone. Sodomites smiled at the simple shepherd, followed the world’s fashion, and fed the flames.
Daniel dined and prayed alone.
Elijah sacrificed and witnessed alone.
Jeremiah prophesied and wept alone.
Jesus loved and died alone.
And of the lonely way His disciples should walk, He said, "Straight is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:14.
Of their treatment by the many who walk in the broad way, He said, "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, . . . therefore the world hateth you." John 15:19.
Being alone can be a hard thing. If it is due to standing alone in your beliefs, then it is necessary, if you cannot find others to be in agreement with you.
But being alone, knowing that you are on the right path, can be very rewarding as well.
Many times, people do not want to stand alone in their faith, because they seek the rewards of fellowship and love they get from the world.
Rewards come in this life and the next.
We should not focus on the rewards, however but on the service to the Lord, which is done in love and adoration.
Because, once we leave this world, all that will be left behind us, and we will have nothing for eternity, if our focus is wrong.
Taking the path less followed will bring us to everlasting life and joy, even if we walk alone.
And while we are on the path, we are encouraged to share this path with others, and if they accept, we actually will have the fellowship we desire at the same time.
Instead of worldly friends, we will have godly friends, devoted as we are.
There will be others standing alone, who will stand with us.
Members come together to form one Body….which is the body of Christ.
So, whereever you are, you are not really alone, even if it appears that way in the physical realm.
You are joined with millions of those who share your beliefs, and these millions will join you, possibly in this life, and to be sure in the next life.
So the next time you feel alone, just look up. Look at all the stars. Count them, if you can. They represent all those who are one with you in spirit.
We will all meet someday, at a glorious wedding in the heavens.