The Desert waits…

Today a reflective prayer… an invitation into the desert and a reminder that no matter how rough the terrain, the angels wait too.

The desert waits,
ready for those who come,
who are obedient to the Spirit’s leading;
or who are driven,
because they will not come any other way.

The desert always waits;
ready to let us know who we are –
the place of self discovery.

And whilst we fear, and rightly,
the loneliness and emptiness and harshness,
we forget the angels
whom we cannot see for our blindness,
but who come when God decides
that we need their help;
when we are ready
for what they can give us.

(Ruth Burgess)

Picture is ‘angel of revelation in the desert’  by Andrew Romer (here)