A canoe, a dartboard, a car and mountain boots. What do these things have in common? They bring people peace and rest! We asked people to send in their photo of the place where they find peace and rest. Maybe you recognize something. And let’s also look at where Jesus came to rest. What was his ultimate resting place?
Number one is always nature. The peace and quiet can sometimes be overwhelming. Far away from all stimuli.
And Jesus? He also often sought out a place alone in nature. There Jesus comes to rest. Away from all the people who wanted things from Him. For Him, a place of rest is also connected with a place where you can pray. To talk quietly with God.
In what places does Jesus come to rest?
Several times in the Bible you will read that Jesus needs to rest and that he withdraws to quiet places. Here are some examples.
“Very early in the morning, when it was actually still night, Jesus went outside. He went to a lonely place to pray.” Read here in the Bible.
“Come with Me to a lonely place and rest a little.” For all kinds of people came and went. Jesus and His disciples didn’t even have time to eat. They left by boat to a lonely place where they could be alone.” Read the whole story here.
Just before his death, Jesus is also looking for a place to rest. Where he can be alone for a while to talk to God.
“Jesus went with them to a garden called Gethsemane. There He said to the disciples, ‘Sit down here. I am going to pray a little further on.” Read here how Jesus tries to come to rest.
What you read most of all is that Jesus wants to be alone and this is often in a lonely or deserted place. In nature or on the water.
What are the places where you try to come to rest? Do you also manage to talk to God there? Do you have questions about rest or how to pray? Talk through this with our e-coaches and ask your questions or share your story.