Isn’t that a wonder?
When you’re alone
You’re not alone
Not really alone

Maggie Banning, Hook

Hook has to be one of my favorite movies of all time. It came out when I was 10 years old (25 years ago!) and I could probably still watch it once a week. I mean c’mon! Peter Pan, Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook!

I absolutely love the song that Peter (Banning) Pan’s daughter sings while being held captive by Capt. Hook. She’s scared. She feels alone. She wants her family.

She singing a song about the stars and how they watch over her. She sings that she can pick any one of them to watch over her. This is the sentiment of a young, scared girl who wants her family.

I’ve felt like that before, minus the Capt. Hook enslavement. Alone. Scared. Lonely. Unwanted.

I feel like the emotion is more common than most of us realize.

I wish I would’ve known in my times of loneliness that I wasn’t alone, not really alone.

“…I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20b, Message

So, no matter how alone I felt, I wasn’t really alone. But this simple statement from Jesus also carries huge implications.

When I’m happy, He’s rejoicing with me.

When I’m sad, He’s weeping with me.

When I’m by myself, He’s with me.

I believe this truth is paramount to the believer.

I know that when I was younger, I wouldn’t have done half of the silly things, brave things, or scary things I did if I was by myself. I think the same is true now.

I can step out in faith in little and big things because I’m not stepping out alone.

Peter wasn’t stepping out of a boat in a storm onto water alone. He was stepping out of a boat in a storm onto water with Jesus.

You don’t have to feel alone. You can feel accompanied.

Isn’t that a wonder?
When you’re alone
You’re not alone
Not really alone

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