Jesus teaches me. He teaches me how to be alone. He teaches me when to ask for companionship.
33He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. 34He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”Mark 14:33-34
There are times in life to seek solitude, times to make friends with being alone. It is an opportunity to clear the clutter and allow our souls to be refreshed in the presence of God.
There are times in life to ask for companionship. It is an opportunity to experience community and the beauty of relationship.
Jesus’ companions on this night took a nap. While he fought the battle of his life, they succumbed to sleep. He still took them with him for comfort.
May you have the courage and wisdom to know when to press into solitude and when to seek companionship.
May you always be quick to ask Jesus to accompany you, to be your companion in solitude and grief; in the mundane and ordinary, in the unusual as well as the extraordinary.