Gen 2:18 And God said it is not good for the man to be alone.
1 Cor 12:14-26 “For the body does not consist of one member but of many. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable….God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”
Acts 2:42-47. “And they (the believers) devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”
The Bible says it’s not good for man to be alone. Studies show isolation is unhealthy for body, mind and spirit. On the other hand, the benefits of community are incredible . . . acceptance, support, encouragement, belonging, inspiration, safety, security, better mental, emotional and physical health. It is therefore critical – especially during this pandemic – for ourselves our churches and our communities to be intentional about staying connected.