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Was Jesus ever lonely?

The idea for this video came to us in November 2021, when most of us felt lonelier than ever before. We were living through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, trapped in our homes to keep each other safe. Many of us went months without seeing our closest friends and loved ones, and we weren’t sure when the separation would end.

We wondered if Jesus had ever experienced such loneliness. As a man who traveled the world gathering fame and followers, he knew how it felt to be surrounded by loving company. But like us, he knew how it felt to lose that love without warning.

During his lifetime, Jesus watched thousands of his followers walk away. When he was being prosecuted unjustly, his closest friends abandoned him out of fear. As he awaited execution, he stood alone. And in his darkest moment, as he died on the cross, Jesus felt abandoned.

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, the impact of isolation lingers. We feel it. We see it in our families, co-workers, and friends. But we’ve found comfort in Jesus’ loneliness. It reminds us that even in isolation, we’re not alone.

Scripture References: John 6:60-71, Matthew 26:69-75 

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