Have you heard about Nemo’s point?
I recently read about it, and I found it fascinating. If you don’t have any idea of what I’m talking about, I invite you to do your own research. However, I want to share a couple of interesting facts.
Located in the Pacific Ocean, Nemo’s Point is unlike any other place in the world, is considered the most remote place on earth, literally in the middle of nowhere. The closest piece of land is over 1,000 miles away, which is why it is thought that the closest humans to that location are the astronauts.(The International Space Station is around 258 miles up.)
So, what’s my point? You may ask. After reading about this place, it led me to a moment of reflection.
Many times in our lives we feel that we are in Nemo’s Point, in the most remote place on earth. We feel lonely, hopeless, distant from everyone, all we see is emptiness in every direction.
Our head might be above the water, but under the water we are paddling and paddling and fighting to stay afloat, wondering if this shall pass.
In the same way that Nemo’s Point is over 1,000 miles away from the closest land, we feel the same, in our internal struggles we feel we are apart from our loved ones, our friends, and the hope of being saved. But the further we are from people, the closer we are to God; as the closest human from Nemo’s Point is 258 miles ABOVE, the same way our closest hope of salvation is ABOVE.
All we need to do is rest, float, look up, and trust that our Creator will come to our rescue.
You are not alone, I have experienced this- your friends, your family and many others as well.