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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Monday, June 06, 2005

The Wilderness Experience

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What is the wilderness experience that we all go through from time to time? The children of Israel went to the desert, as John the Baptist, and even Jesus did. What is out in the desert that we need to go there? The answer ?... Sand, nothing but sand.

The world is so full of distractions that we loose focus. In the desert we learn what is important is that our hand is in His hand. All that matters is the fact that He loves us. From time to time we forget that. We even try to fill the void with things that we think will satisfy, but they never do. So we need to stare at the sand long enough that we are desperate again for life. That is when He comes. And asks us where we have been. And we say we are just glad to be back. We were so busy "doing." He just wanted us to abide with Him.

Then, and only then, will the desert blossom again. Then, there will be springs that spring up and roses that blossom. But they will no longer distract us. They will once again speak of our Lord and Savior. The creator of the universe. We will be in right relationship once again. He is the Creator and the creation speaks of His glory.


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