The Desert

The Desert speaks of a silent, barren place. A place where God seems to be silent. A place where all hope can be lost. A place where Moses turned down God’s offer for greatness. A place where Jesus was tempted. A place that strips us down to who we really are. A place of aloneness. A place of brokenness. A place of unworthiness.

The Desert tends to be a place we stay away from. A place we avoid. A place for punishment. A place of disgust. A place of dishonor. A place we don’t want to talk about.

God spoke to Hosea in the Bible and painted a very different picture of the desert:

“But then I will win her back once again.
I will lead her into the desert
and speak tenderly to her there.” Hosea 2:14

The Desert a place for lovers? A place for romance? A place for relationship? A place for genuine conversation? A place for our undivided attention with the Most Holy One?

Lord invite me into the desert. Speak tenderly to me.

    • Derrick & Michele
    • February 14th, 2008

    Wow! What a powerful thought. Some of the greatest men God has ever used served a season in the wilderness (Moses, Elijah, John the Baptist, Jesus, Paul)

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