The Garden of Gethsemane most often brings about negative thoughts. It is usually referenced as the place in which our Savior sweat drops of blood because of the anguish He endured…we think of the disciples who failed to stay awake on Christ’s behalf…we remember that it was near there that the Roman guards came to take our Jesus away.
But for all the sadness it brings to us, it was a place of restoration for our Lord. He oftentimes resorted there to regroup, to be refreshed. To Jesus the Garden of Gethsemane was a place of peace and hope.
It was His closet.
Our Savior had this place set aside for meeting with His Father. He knew that it was beneficial to have a place of retreat. So He encouraged us to find our own closet and get in it.
So I ask you: Where is that place that you know that you can without a doubt meet with Jesus? Where is the place that you have set aside just for Him?
If you haven’t been there for a while, or maybe you’ve never found that special place…I encourage you to follow after Jesus. Do as He did those thousands of years ago and get away, go meet with your Lord.
Originally posted April 3, 2015