Hiding in God
Psalm 71 begins "In you, O Lord, I take refuge." The author of a devotional in Disciplines 2015 compares that to Jesus action in John 12:36: "After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them.
Where did Jesus hide? Why did Jesus hide? The Psalmist gives the answer to the question. Jesus took refuge in God.
God offers a place of refuge. Have you ever thought of hiding in God? Perhaps Jesus did that so as to prepare for what was coming. What is coming in your life? Do you need to go hide in God?
It reminds me of Elijah running away after the battle with Ahab and his priests. He hid in God. Angels took care of him. And when he was ready, God came to him to speak again, in the stillness.
God is a refuge, and from God we can receive strength. Do you need to go hide, for just a little while?