She opened up her latest Bible study, eager to dig in. She read the text, and then the
question that asked to compare the two situations, which were Jesus’ time in the
wilderness and the Israelites’ time. At first, she was frustrated, but then…
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…she remembered to invite the Author of the Word into her time and started again.
Her heart started to race with curiosity as the word “wilderness” stood out to her like a
rose with thorns, especially after realizing a few comparisons between Jesus and the
Israelites – Jesus went voluntarily, no complaining; the Israelites were there involuntarily
and complained regularly. In both cases, the “wilderness” came after a victory. In both
wildernesses, The Father never left them; In Jesus’s wilderness, He clung to The
Father; the Israelites wandered and complained, losing their sense of direction.
Wow, it never ceased to amaze her that all she had to do was be still and invite Him into
her time in His word.
She looked up the word in Hebrew and read the words in silent wonder: “In Hebrew the
word for wilderness is midbar. The root of midbar has the same root or meaning as
speak or word.”
A spark ignited inside of her, warming her with revelation: we wander from and even in
the wilderness, but we should follow in wonder in the wilderness because God speaks
to us in that wilderness
She re-read the commentary: “Wilderness is often used metaphorically as a place of
trial and testing.”
She wondered with awe as she re-wound her current season of wilderness thru divorce.
She sat still in some moments that came flooding to the surface of her soul reminding
her of when and where God had revealed Himself thru others, through divine provision,
and she was filled with wonder as she realized that He had been and would continue to
protect her in this season of wilderness.
Friend, do you wander or wonder in your time of wilderness? Can I encourage you to
rewind your season of wilderness and reflect in wonder at His provision and protection
and the truth that He will never leave you or forsake you but is guiding you to and
through something that will amaze you as you exit the wilderness.
In Wonder of His love,