One of the most remote towns in the world is Grise Fiord, Canada’s most northerly community. The native Inuit name for the town means “the place that never thaws out”. The average yearly temperature is minus 16.5 Celsius and that puts this place in the running for coldest community honors.
The town is on the southern tip of Ellesmere Island, and it is a one-bridge town. Grise Fiord has a population of 129 of them according to the last Canadian census, or 135 of them if you ask locals for the current count. It can accommodate the occasional small cruise ship and it does have a small bare-bones airstrip that is closed most of the time because of high winds. The town remains very inaccessible because of its location and climate.
The Lord is not far away, in a remote, inaccessible land. He is omnipresent and approachable, desiring all to come into a relationship with Him. Today in prayer, give thanks to Jesus that we can approach Him in confidence knowing that He hears our prayers.
“On the ground of our own goodness, we cannot expect to have our prayers answered. But Jesus is worthy, and for His sake, we may have our prayers answered. But if we trust in Christ, if we hide in Him, if we put Him forward and ourselves in the background, depend on Him and plead His name, we may expect to have our prayers answered.” — George Muller
God’s Word: “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” — Hebrews 4:16