If there is any place I want to be forever, I want to be in the “Lofty Place.”
While the lofty place is a common phrase, I first used it when I wrote “Summer Wind“.
When you want to escape summer’s searing heat and glare, 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 enjoy the serenity of the beach in a 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 the attic.
Loft reminds me of where Clark Kent, the main character in the TV series Smallville, stays. He stays in the barn’s hayloft.
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 we realise our ideals and God’s plans for us. It is a place of consistency, where justice rules and hope abounds.
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 complex and long path, where only a few find it, but it indeed leads to life. (Matthew 7:13-14).
Try to look around, and you can see so much pain, hunger, poverty, and hatred among the world’s people. Wars aimed to quell wars being fought through the military and economic fronts.
So much decadence of values. Those who make a stand are ridiculed and isolated.
Even in the church and religious institutions, the reign of hypocrisy and triumph of dishonesty is perplexing and de-motivating.
Is it not comforting to know that there is one and only one place where you can go and be free from the world’s confinements amidst all these situations? The place is on the Higher Ground.
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 Lofty Place and find the best motivation and inspiration to live life to its fullest.
Don’t get me wrong. This is not death’s premonition, nor do you need to die a physical death to reach 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 Lofty Place now. The Spirit of God shall take us there.