From Worry To Glory
Cool Summer Sea Breeze by Joven Baloyo
If there is any place I want to be forever, I want to be in the Lofty Place

While lofty place is a common phrase, I first used it when I wrote the song, “Summer Wind“.

When you want to escape the searing heat and glare of summer the best place to go is somewhere up the mountains where the view is calm and the breeze is cool.

Or perhaps go to a pristine island and just enjoy the serenity of the beach in sunrise or sunset setting.

One can’t help but think about the “loft” of the house, which refers to the floor directly under the roof. Some call it attic.

Loft reminds me of the place where Clark Kent, the main character in the TV series Smallville, stays. He stays in the hayloft of the barn.

Lofty place as used in the song “Summer Wind” points to higher ground where one could find solace and safety.

It is a hideaway, a place of solitude, love, peace and harmony.

It is a place of friendship, where people are faithful and true. The lofty place is where ambitions and ideals are realized. It is a place of consistency, where justice rules and hope abounds.

If the Lofty Place exists, where can one find it?

Yes, the “Lofty Place” exists and you can find it in God.

You can find it by entering the small gate and taking the narrow road, the path that is hard and long, where only a few finds it but it surely leads to life. (Matthew 7:13-14).

Try to look around and you can see that there is so much pain, hunger, poverty, and hatred among the peoples of the world. Wars quell wars and it is being fought both through the military and economic fronts.

There is so much decadence of values and it looks like those who make a stand are ridiculed and isolated.

The reign of hypocrisy and triumph of dishonesty even in the church and religious institutions are so perplexing and de-motivating.

Is it not comforting to know that amidst all these situations there is one and only one place where you can go and be free from the world’s confinements? The place is at the Lofty Place.

Obviously now, the Lofty Place is the dwelling place of God, where you can live in peace infinitely.

It is where you can do your best and do your fullest potential, not for the praise of men but for the glory of God. Most of all, it is a place where true friends live.

Come, let us go to the Lofty Place and find the best motivation and inspiration to live life to its fullest

Hey, don’t get me wrong. This is not death’s premonition nor you need to die a physical death to reach the Lofty Place.

I remember Paul’s exhortation, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)

Let us go to the Lofty Place now… the Spirit of God shall take us there.