by Vance Havner
And Jacob was left alone and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
It is not in some favored vacation spot, where the setting seems perfect, that we have our best season with the Lord. We do not find our Bethels where we recharge our spiritual batteries in some ideal retreat. It was in desperate loneliness at Jabbok that Jacob met the Lord and gained power with God and men. At the backside of the desert Moses came to the mountain of God. It was in the year that King Uzziah died that Isaiah saw the Lord. Do not forget that John wrote Revelation on Patmos, that Pilgrim’s Progress came from Bedford jail, and precious hymns from Fanny Crosby’s blindness.