Desert Journeys – 21/3/17

Desert Journeys 15

March 21st 2017

‘They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts he made the water flow out of the rock for them; he split the rock and the water gushed forth.’

Isaiah 48:21

What is the desert and, for that matter, where is it?

If we seek the desert, what are we looking for? Mystics down through the centuries have sought solitude in which to find God: God, that mystery which can give purpose and strength to our existence. The paradox of that needing is to recognise that we each need to find God for ourselves; no one can do it for us. Others can start us on the path, but for each of us walking that road is personal. And in that sense, we each need to find the desert in which to be alone with God.

Tom Emlyn Williams


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