Kiffblog

February 5, 2012

Alone

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 7:39 pm

Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.

The crowd is where the emotional highs are experienced, where it feels like heaven is really touching earth.  The crowd is the place of encouragement, of spurring on, of believing the impossible may just be possible.  Alone is where the hard work lies.  It’s the place of fighting, wrestling, kicking and screaming, questioning, doubting, resolving.  It’s where the real and painful stuff happens.  When there’s no-one else to stand in the way, when there’s no borrowed experience, when there’s no distraction.  It’s one on one.

I hide in the crowd too often, scared of facing up to You alone.  But I know that alone is where the real life change takes place, in all its brutal, bruising honesty and openness.  I want that.  I need that.  Bring it on.

Advertisements

1 Comment »

  1. […] or at least how incomplete my view can be.  After writing yesterday about the deep significance of ‘alone’ encounters, I’m struck today by the complete opposite.  It’s good job I know that I […]

    Pingback by Together « Kiffblog — February 6, 2012 @ 10:40 pm


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: