2013-04-20 - A Quiet Place
"But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." Luke 5:16 (NIV)
In Jesus' time, there was no television, radio, or internet. Yet news of his preaching and healing was widespread. People flocked to be near Him. Jesus was a popular figure. He had trouble getting away from all the attention. Yet Jesus purposely withdrew from the crush of attention, to spend time in prayer. Jesus knew the importance of spending time talking to His Father. Today, we are inundated with information from dozens of sources. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with all the "noise." When this happens, we can look to Jesus' example. He got away from the crowds and spent time in prayer. Like Jesus, we, too, can find a quiet place and talk to our Father in Heaven.