GENESIS 18: 1
Here are some of my thoughts on my devotional Bible reading this morning.
I blogged earlier in the week about John Eldredge's book Wild at Heart. In that book he tells us that men especially need to venture into the wilderness to find their hearts, and ultimately to find God. He reminded us that Jesus had to spend 40 days in the wilderness. And here in chapter 18 of Genesis, verse 1 we see that "The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day." (emphasis mine) Again God meets us in the wilderness, or outdoors among the trees. In fact, except for the Holy of Holies in the Temple, I can't remember God making many appearances inside. He spoke to Moses via a mountain bush. He (or his angel) wrestled with Jacob outdoors. A good reminder to me to keep going to the park for my morning Bible reading and journaling. Seems like God is a lot more likely to meet me in the grass than in the grocery store.