Arthurs seat cold evening

Day 56 He was hungry

The scene shows a dark Edinburgh city with Arthurs seat behind. Rather a moody photograph I took last week. The mountain is apparently the site of an old volcano.  Today was rather a moody day, I awoke with such energy, rather like a happy volcano setting off, and after about an hour I had ran out of energy. We need rest during the day. Pockets of silence and pockets of space to reflect and to seek God.

Thinking on Lent and Jesus’ journey into the desert that after seeing Jesus be baptised and confirmed as the Son of God, that the light left them for a while. The light never left the world but I wonder what John the baptist thought after meeting Jesus and then Jesus being led into the wilderness. Big characters leave an impression on us. They are there for a moment and then they may be gone. Certainly Jesus has and still does leave a big impression on me.

Luke 4

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.

Jesus was hungry. How hungry are we when we are away from friends, when we are on our own and there is no one watching. How hungry are we for God? Are we too consumed in the particulars of life that we never actually remove ourselves from the daily grind to seek God?

Tonight I pray before we seek bed, perhaps we can seek God being hungry for his presence and simply ask Him to make His presence known so we can once again refill with that everlasting spring that is Jesus.

Amen

with blessings

Graham

 

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