Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of God. Ralph Waldo Emerson
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16
In contemporary society our Adversary majors in these things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in “muchness” and “manyness” he will rest satisfied. . .
In the midst of an exceedingly busy ministry Jesus made a habit of withdrawing to “a lonely place apart.” He did this not just to be away from people, but so he could be with God. What did Jesus do time after time in those deserted hills? He sought out his heavenly Father; he listened to him. And he beckons us to do the same. Richard Foster, The Celebration of Discipline
Can we take time to get away to a lonely place? Why is it so difficult?