DAY 3: The Midbar
“What words come to your mind,” said the teacher, “when you look at the desert wilderness?”
“And when people go through hard times—times of loss, crisis, tragedy, loneliness, conflict, separation—they speak of going through the wilderness. And yet the wilderness is a holy place. It was in a desert wilderness that God gave His Law, His Word, and where He revealed His presence.”
“So the hard times in our lives are holy? How so?”
“In Hebrew, the wilderness is called the midbar. Midbar comes from the root word davar. And davar means to speak. The wilderness is where God especially speaks to us. He brought Moses into the midbar to speak to him through a burning bush. He brought Elijah to the midbar to speak to him in a still, small voice. So too He brings us into the wilderness that He might speak to us. Seek to hear His voice, and you will hear Him. For the wilderness in your life is not just a wilderness. It is holy ground…the midbar…the place of His voice.”
The Mission: Put away the distractions, those things that keep you from hearing. And go into the wilderness, the midbar, and seek the voice of God.
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