Lent Devotional: Ground
“We are standing on holy ground,
And I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise Jesus now
We are standing in his presence on holy ground.”
(Song written by Geron Davis)
In times of utter chaos, we long to return to spaces of peace, comfort and holy presence. Where is it that you have felt closest to God’s holy presence?
Every couple of years I return to the Five Day Academy of Spiritual Formation (http://www.5daynorthtexas.com/) for a time apart to learn, enjoy the quiet, pray often and live in community. The grounds of the Prothro Retreat Center at Lake Texoma have become holy ground for me.
It is in these woods where I remember to walk slowly, deliberately. It is on these grounds that I remember to listen and look and smell the beauty around me. I breathe deep here in the holy ground. It refreshes my soul.
You do not have to travel to find holy ground – it is wherever you choose to pause and walk deliberately. It is where you remember to listen, look and experience the beauty around you. It is where you look up and know you are loved.
My prayer for you today and always is that you will find glimpses of this peace. I pray that you will know the presence of God in your life, the sense of angels all around.
No matter how chaotic life may seem, God is with you. May you find your holy ground today. Amen.
Suggested Scripture: Psalm 95
Where do you feel closest to God? What noise do you need to shut out in order to hear the whispers of God?