Beatitude of Solitude

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“Be still, and know that I am God…”  Psalm 46:10

Amidst the swirling chaos that besets our country today, and by application, you and I  as individuals. we come face to face with consequences both temporal and eternal.

Former president Barack Obama has characterized it as “a blip on the long arc of history“, but for those living during this time in history, the effects can be perilous – especially to our unity as Christians.

Regardless of where we stand in the storm, we’re still in its grip, as the waves of hostility, division, and dissonance wash over us.  You see it in the news, and you read it on your Facebook and Twitter feeds.

We have become so polarized in this country, perhaps as in no other time since slavery, that dissenting thought has become a threat to whoever doesn’t share it.

We have questions as to what happened, how did we get here and why.

And this is just the external debris field swirling around us.

Is there a refuge from the storm?

I believe the answer can be found in times of solitude.

A place apart from the distractions of cell phones, news feeds, and television screens – all of which, have unfortunately shaped our narrative on life.

A place of quietness.

A place to be still and know that God is still God.