“Jesus, of course, was well aware His presence and words were in demand. That is precisely why He traded an hour or two of sleep for time alone. For Jesus, solitude and quiet, reflection and prayer, were lifeblood . . .
“As Dallas Willard observed, these times of chosen solitude, deprived of noise and activity and friendly interaction, were not enfeebling, dull or even lonely for Jesus. They were ‘the primary place of strength . . .’From these moments flowed the very content and character of Jesus’s communication. In those quiet hours He cultivated the insight and wisdom that could disrobe convention and strip false assumptions naked. Piercing insight. Rock-solid wisdom. Real vision.
“No wonder everyone was looking for Him.”
~from Upended by Jedd Medeffind & Erik Lokkesome (p.173)
Your presence and words are also in demand. Will you choose solitude?
At 6:30 Saturday morning, December 8, I will be in the air, Haiti bound.
Please pray for our team.
Thank you. With Love.
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