“But he would withdraw to deserted places and pray.”
This weekend the Rite 13 group will go away to what I am almost positive will be a “deserted place,” Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The weather is supposed to hover right around 45-50 degrees and be generally overcast with some rain. I’m guessing we’ll be some of the only people on the beach. We are making our biennial retreat away, the last big adventure that this group will undertake as Rite 13-ers, having worked, played, learned and fundraised for the past two years together.
I suspect that we, while also “withdrawing,” will pray, eat, laugh, be quiet, read Holy Scripture, study, do homework, and worship together (at least three times a day we will gather for worship). But we will also look for and hopefully find God and the risen Christ while we are away this weekend.
Where do you go when you need to recharge, when you need to find God, or just be in your own deserted place to pray? If you haven’t found one of those places, take a walk down the hill from the church to the Bishop’s Garden, or find a quiet spot in church to stop, be still, withdraw and pray. God knows where you are and God will show up.
Pray for us this weekend as we will be praying for you.