Words from the Heart for Friday June 25th, 2021
At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place.
Luke 4:42 (NIV)
If you are looking for a secluded place to take a vacation, Canada has lots of choice. Ivvavik National Park in Yukon is a great example. Located far to the North of the Yukon Territory, near the Alaska border, this is one of the furthest reaches of Canada. Parks Canada’s Base Camp Experience is one brilliant way to see Ivvavik. Reaching the park by bush plane, you will be able to see wildlife including the rare Porcupine caribou herd, timber wolves, grizzly and black bears, Alaskan moose, Arctic foxes and many more.
We live in a busy world. Even in a time of pandemic, life can be crazy. Many are suffering from what has come to be called Zoom fatigue. They spend hours a day online, going from one meeting to another. It is exhausting. Sometimes we think that no past generation had it this challenging, but this is not so. Just a few generations ago, people would struggle just to eke out a daily existence. Many still do in parts of the world today. Jesus doesn’t expect His followers to burn out. Just about every command in the Bible comes with a promise. And Jesus taught His disciples through example. The Gospels record Jesus getting out in a boat, or up on a mountain to get alone with His Father. Luke 4:42 tells us: “At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place.” Jesus knew the importance of starting each day in prayer. It is breakfast for the soul. It offers us the spiritual nutrition that can help carry us through the day. If Jesus needed this time with God, how much more do we? Find your own solitary place each morning.
These have been words from the heart.