He took them, and sent them across the stream, and set everything that belonged to him across.  Jacob himself was left behind all alone


(Genesis 32:23-24)


To meet God,

Jacob stood alone.


After having put aside

everything and everyone

who might distract him from

his experience of God

Jacob stood grandly alone.


There are times

when every Christian

must feel the need

of doing the same;

of going away to a quiet place,

to stand alone and

strongly experience God.