Last night marked the [almost] end to staff training with worship, communion, and staff commissioning. It was a great night for many reasons, one of which being the reminder of the thin places.
Moses received the ten commandments on the top of the mountain. Jesus frequently went to the top of the mountain to pray. Ancient churches were frequently built as high a possible on a hill or mountain. Thin places.
There is something about being in nature, particularly on a mountain, that allows you to feel God’s presence. Are you physically closer to heaven? Probably not. But thin places require struggle. Thin places mean giving up control. Thin places mean surrendering ourselves so that we may more fully experience God.