Today’s devotional: the spiritual benefits of solitude

When is the last time you intentionally took time to be alone? A devotional at Wonder of Creation encourages Christians to carve some time out of their busy schedules for the quiet, uninterrupted contemplation of God’s grace and the beauty of his Creation:

John Muir reminds us that “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” This is echoed by Marya Mannes: “The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit.”

Take some time today to tend to your soul by experiencing solitude, quietness, and dwelling on something beautiful from the hand of our Creator, be it the African violet on the window sill, the hummingbird at the feeder, or a walk in the park.

Read the full devotional at Wonder of Creation.

Is solitude something you experience on a regular basis? What spiritual benefits might arise from dedicating a part of each day or week toward the quiet contemplation of God’s goodness?

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