Thursday, June 24, 2010
A solitary place.....
"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed." Mark 1:35
We know this place....we have seen it in our dreams, in our minds. That solitary place of peace that we long for. We think, if I can just get there.... then I will be okay. It is not as far away as you might think, that place. Sometimes it comes when you least expect it, a sudden feeling that all is right, at least in your world. You want to hold it close because you know it won't last, but it is enough for now. You look up and say a prayer of thanks because you know where it came from. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17
Some people spend a fortune going to exotic places seeking that place of peace and never find it. Real peace can only be found in Him. What a blessing we don't have to go that far......We can find it where the Spirit resides. In the quiet soft nest of our very own soul, where He has carved out His home. He knew we would need that. So much so that He wanted us to be able to carry Him wherever we go.
So go find a quiet place today. You will find that Someone's footsteps have been there before yours, seeking peace. He has left it for you to find.
"And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone....." Matthew 14:23