John 16 verse 32 says “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.  

Many people  are feeling lonely and isolated at this time and if not personally then we will certainly know someone in that situation.    Well perhaps there are friends who you sent a Christmas card but who you have not communicated with directly for a long time. Why not make contact?  Write them a letter or give them a call. Just the act of enquiring how they are  will make you and maybe them feel a bit better about being under lockdown.   Any time  we are lonely we could ask Jesus to come into our lives We need never fear that he will not come . As the old hymn tells us - Oh what peace we often forfeit, or what needless pain we bear , all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.   Either or ideally both  will only take a few moments of our week but could make such a difference.   

Comfort, we ask you most gracious God, all who are cast down and faint of heart amidst the sorrows and difficulties of the world; and grant that by the power of the Holy Spirit, they may be lifted up to you with hope and courage, and enabled to go upon their way, rejoicing in your love; through Christ Our Lord, amen.