Six degrees of separation (also referred to as the “Human Web”) refers to the idea that everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in six steps or fewer. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare. (From Wikipedia)
Just stop for a moment and think about someone you greatly admire and would very much like to meet. A famous athlete, a high-ranking public official, a popular movie star, etc. It’s a bit staggering to realize that you could be just five people away from knowing that person.
Now stop and consider that you are only one degree removed from a personal relationship with the Creator of the universe.
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. ~ Ephesians 1:16-17
The believers in Ephesus knew God but Paul was praying that they would come to know Him even better. Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection was not merely to secure our place in eternity but rather to make possible a personal relationship with God the Father, our Creator and Maker!
We don’t have to rely on a “friend of a friend” to be connected with God; we can know Him ourselves!
Now, if you had the chance to follow “six degrees of separation” and actually meet someone who you consider to be important or special, how silly and foolish would it be to pass on that opportunity?! And yet how many of us take for granted our relationship with God and skip spending time with Him daily; ignoring the reality that He is with us always, wherever we go?
So let me ask you…
How are you and God doing these days?