Isolation.

Where might you meet with the Lord;

A desolate place. 

Devoid of inhabitants, 

Devoid of visitors. 

Free from noise, 

Free from distractions. 

This can be found most clearly in the practices of Jesus himself, the gospel of Mark sights some 20 times Jesus goes to a desolated or isolated place to be Alone with the Father.

Jesus himself says when you prayer, go into a room, shut the door and prayer to your Father who can not be seen, but sees All things. 

Psalm 1:1 opens with this 

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,

nor stands in the way of sinners,

nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Two things 

1. The law refers to the Torah, the history of God’s interaction with humanity. 

2. In Jewish writings often day and night is a reference to order and chaos.

Day being order, the light. Night being chaos, the darkness. 

Joyful is the person who continues to read over the history of God’s engagement with humanity in both the Good days, and the days of great despair.

Meet with God, open up the scriptures. And Give yourself some time to listen to His voice.

 

Jesus’ promise is simple to a modern believer. “I am with you, always to the end of the age” (Matt 28:20b)

 

He will meet you where you are. 

Blessed be your day x


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