Buen Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain
The name says it all. Our Spain trip last July was nothing but a moment of retreat. It was near the end of our adventure and I recall very clearly how heavy both of our hearts were. We didn’t feel talkative this morning, but we both just knew what each other was feeling. We both walked around, soaked in a few reflections and just laid it at Jesus’ feet.
What I recall the most was what we both heard. We heard Jesus telling us that he was in the details but that he didn’t owe us the details. We also heard that he was going to make a way for us in the wilderness but he never told us how long that wilderness was going to be. He brought us back to simple truths.
Sometimes life goes by and when we want things to slow down it goes by too fast and when we want Him to hurry up, it takes a complete halt. But one thing does remain…He loves us and He knows…and He will not go silent on us.
Lord, bring us back to a place of retreat.