Monday, June 10, 2013

The Gift of Obscurity

"In our culture of constant access and non-stop media, nothing feels more like a curse from God than time in the wilderness....

...If only they know that God draws people into obscurity - into the wilderness- not because He's angry with them or because they are not 'successful enough,' but because He wants to go deeper into His relationship with them. Far from being punishment, judgement, or a curse, the wilderness is a gift. It is where we can experience the primal delight of being fully known and delighted in by God."

-Jonathan Martin, Prototype: What Happens When You Discover That You Are More Like Jesus Than You Think, page 50