The most remote place on the earth is Tristan da Cunha. It is an island in the South Atlantic 1750 miles from the nearest land. The 38 square mile island is inhabited by 297 people who are descended from the original 15 inhabitants who arrived prior to 1908. There are only 8 family names among the 80 families and phone numbers have only 4 digits. Since there is no airport, the only way on or off the island is via an occasional passing fishing boat or the scheduled boat to South Africa which only happens every few years.
I wouldn’t want to live in Tristan da Cunha, but I think it would be really nice to visit there. That’s because there is something special about times of isolation.
Jesus on several occasions isolated Himself from the noise, crowds and diversions of His day to spend time with His heavenly Father. He didn’t live there 24/7, but He did go there long enough to show us that times of isolation are a valid way to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.