Dark and Desolate
by PamFord Davis
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We’re beginning to see more hours of daylight before sundown.

I don’t like the darkness of winter. I prefer spring, summer and daylight savings time.

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed (Mark 1:35 ESV).”

Dark and desolate…

Jesus didn’t dread the dark or desolation. He is light and He sought solitude. Jesus started His day with the presence, purpose and power of His Father. Jesus prayed.

Often, Jesus’ prayers were for His followers. See John Chapter 17 (written in red).

“I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves (John 17:9-13 ESV).”

Praying for others? Consider a dark and desolate place.

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis