I debated adding text to this image. It looks like it is missing some. Though the barrenness of the island speaks for itself. Again have the tropics on the mind as we just booked a week long getaway to Mexico! This picture represents the ‘Isle of Patmos’, those places in our lives when we feel like we are in lonely exile. There are days when being stranded on a desert island sound pretty good…for a few days. Usually we don’t have control over how long we stay in ‘exile’ though. Today’s reminder is that: “It was during the dark time of loneliness and exile that John had the glorious vision of his Redeemer.” Many of us today have our ‘Isle of Patmos’, which produces the brightest memories of God’s enduring presence, uplifting grace, and love in spite of solitude and sadness.