This past Monday, two days ago, I sent a text to the Pastor of Students at our church. He and his band were on the road and I had sent him a text checking to see if they had arrived safely the night before at their destination.
His reply was, “Arrived safely. Middle of nowhere.”
I replied back, “That is where God does some of his best work, in the middle of nowhere.”
It was then that the light bulb came on and an angelic choir was heard and I had found inspiration in his description, “middle of nowhere”.
My initial thoughts which may continue in future blogs are this, as my brain explodes, well not explodes, races with examples.
Garden of Eden. At that time, middle of nowhere. God did pretty good there. Even before the Garden, “the earth was formless and void”, again, middle of nowhere.
Moses in the wilderness at the burning bush, Jesus in the desert, John the Baptist in the wilderness, the prophet at the edge of the cave, all in the middle of nowhere.
One of my favorites is the Hebrew nation, led by Moses out of Egypt into the wilderness. At a point in the journey they complained and said, “why did you bring us out of Egypt to die out here?” (My paraphrase) And they probably added, “We are in the middle of flippin nowhere. What purpose would God have in this?”
Until the next blog, re-think the phrase, “the middle of nowhere?” Have you ever been there spiritually? Are you there now?
It may be exactly where God wants you to be.
Until next time.