Desert, a place of encounter with God
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her. Hosea 2:14
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness Matthew 4: 1
But he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. Luke 5:16
Who in life has gone through a desert know very well what it means to be an inhospitable and isolated situation as a company having only our inseparable and faithful Lord Jesus Christ.
When we go through a moment of great anguish and suffering we say we are going through an existential desert. Anyone who has lived that kind of experience knows very well that the friends of the world with us for a few kilometers, but when thirst, heat and walk adversity tighten up these our great "friends" end up moving away.
We continued walking with difficulty always trusting that, with the support of the few friends who still remained in we can pass quietly for that moment of great difficulty. Unfortunately, the day comes that reality and the facts do not leave us more trick. We look sideways and realize that we are completely alone and abandoned by friends in the world.
Finally! We note that even those our great "friends" had no love nor patience to accompany us in the toughest journey of our lives.
In the midst of pain, suffering and the complete abandonment looked better the situation and realized that the great love of God and for our happiness, we are not as alone as we thought because the Lord Jesus Christ is with us.
The truth is this: In the most difficult moments of life the only true friend who we can really trust is with our eternal friend, our God of Love, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Trinity never abandon us. Our God is faithful and never disappoints those who trust in Him. The word of God teaches us that even though our parents abandon us, Our God will never abandon us.
Men and women who one day passed through the desert of life, just as Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Caleb, Elijah, Naomi, Ruth, David, were never the same because it is not possible for someone to remain the same after have a personal encounter with the Most High God, the true friend of our souls, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Encountering God gives men and women a new life, a new lease and a new horizon full of dreams, achievements, catering, full and abundant life next to our beloved God.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD; thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. So call upon me, and you will, and pray to me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and ye shall find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found of you, saith the LORD. – Jeremiah 29:11
Everything in our lives has its reasons. However, only our God knows everything and everyone. Only you know our hearts. He alone knows what is best for us. We must never lose hope or doubt the character and the plans that our gracious Lord Jesus Christ is preparing for us. We must trust! We must wait on Him, because if there is someone you can really trust is in the Holy Trinity and in his wonderful providence.
Everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. There is time to be born and a time to die; time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; time to tear down and a time to build; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing; time to seek and a time to lose; A time to keep and a time to cast away; time to tear and a time to sew; time to keep silence, and a time to speak; time to love and a time to hate; wartime and peacetime. – Ecc 3: 1 to 8
Thank God and Father! Because in the great desert of my life, fortunately, by his great mercy and grace the Lord led me to my Savior, your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus has restored me and took me to his wonderful Oasis. He turned me and for its impressive and incomprehensible act of love, gave me new life, abundant and eternally happy.
Amen and thank God!