Seeking Lonely Places

Luke 5:16 - But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

As we go forward in our journey of faith, we can look to Jesus for guidance on how to live out our lives. The same is true when it comes to rest. In today’s passage, we find Jesus taking an opportunity for some rest. While Jesus was God, He was also fully human and did human things such as taking a break. This is something we find Him doing throughout the Gospel stories. It became a habit for Him.

Now every time we rest, we don’t necessarily have to enter solitude and pray alone. However, it is one of the many things we can do to rest. Unfortunately, there is a lot of distractions that can keep up from praying. We see Jesus go to lonely places. These are places of solitude and quietness. While they may be difficult for us to find, we have some place we may be able to escape to: a walk, in the car, on the bus, maybe even in a bathroom. These are places we can set our mind aside from the business of life to talk with Jesus.

Try to see if you can find a quiet place today where you can talk with Jesus. Whether or not you do find one, spend some time with Jesus today. He’s always ready to hear from you.