Together.. pondering that word together it also makes me think of separation One can't really understand what it means to be together unless you also understand what it means to be separate.
I don't talk about this much, but once when I was angry maturing teenager I YELLED at God in my head to JUST LEAVE ME ALONE. And he did...and oh my.. that freaked me out totally. That calming presence inside of me left. Gone sudden empty blankness. My mom said I turned as pale as a ghost. It was TOTALLY freaky.
I immediately said NO, come back NOW. Even if I yell and scream at you NEVER EVER leave me again. I got a taste of aloneness and I never ever want to go there again. It's still a thing I have.
As independent as I like to think of myself I DO NOT like being alone. I like have the stability of God with me, I love having the stability of people around me. If I'm shopping with a group of folks and I get caught up looking at something and everyone disappears I have a moment of panic.. Where did they go? Why was I left alone? Doesn't anyone care? It's an instantaneous thing that requires me to give myself a moment to let my brain catch with my emotions.
It's so odd how that is for me.
And God in his infinite wisdom.. gave me a fellow he just likes to BE THERE. He often comes with the lad and I on field trips and to friends homes and he's just there. He's often not directly involved as he brings his work along with him, but he's just there.
I often call him my rock. And that's what he is you know. He is provided by God to be a steadiness in my heart and life. We are known among my friends as a threesome. Our family is almost always together. This is he... my man. I can flit about and he will steady me. God has SO richly blessed me with him.
So... how is being together important for you?