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Fortitude in Solitude…

Jesus often sought solitude, to be alone and commune with His Father. Before starting His ministry, Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness. Moses spent 40 years in the wilderness before God called him. The apostle Paul went to Arabia after his encounter with Christ.

Seeking time alone with God does not just happen. Solitude is a choice. Even Jesus needed to be away from the demands of the pressing crowds. He would often ask His disciples to “come away and rest.”

Solitude is more than social distancing and staying home. Solitude helps us engage in spiritual purposes without the distractions experienced by the presence of other people.

We can reap great value by meditating and reflecting on our lives in silence and solitude. The benefits foster fortitude of character… strength to face the dark challenges of life. With all the negativity created by COVID-19, the time we have on our hands is an opportunity to build inner strength.

Norma Nashed
Friend of Children

Ben SumnerFortitude in Solitude…