" Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds. " Judges 6:2
For 7 years Midian was so oppressive that the people looked to a cave for security and hope rather than the Lord. Sounds crazy, how much can a cave really rescue and redeem? A cave is isolation, darkness, walls put up and can only provide a place to hide. We can allow hard times, times promised by Jesus to come, to cause us to hide and become more unhealthy or we can cling to the light, Jesus.
When irritations and impatience abounds, lets press into it and love with the love the Lord provides instead of run to a cave. When passive aggressive communication happens or harsh words spill, lets not run to isolation and wall put up, but lets stand in the strength the lord provides and communicate pursuing peace.
Let's run from the caves to Jesus our marvelous Light.
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The Entire Series of Weekday Devotionals
I'm linking up with the wonderful ladies at A Holy Experience, The Beauty in His Grip, Nebraska Graceful, The Wellspring
#306 A step dad who made most of Christmas dinner
#307 Beautifully lit tree
#308 Presents under a tree
#309 Glass of red wine
#310 Eden's cute little red dress
#311 A glimpse of Asher's courage growing
#312 Family photo book for 2011
#313 new zoom lens