The priority of Jesus’ solitude and silence is everywhere in the Gospels. It’s how he began his ministry. It’s how he made important decisions. It’s how he dealt with troubling emotions like grief. It’s how he dealt with the constant demands of his ministry and cared for his soul. It’s how he taught his disciples. It’s how he prepared for important ministry events. It’s how he prepared for his death on the cross.
Jesus’ solitude is how he went deeper in his love-relationship with the God he knew as “Abba”.* Won’t you take a chronological journey through the Gospel of Mark and see where He stopped for silence & solitude?
*Special Thanks to Bill Gaultiere who outlined most of this concept and content for us. I did enhance the Bible Passages through the Gospels and made it a self-study worksheet. You can see Bill’s article online at http://www.soulshepherding.org/2013/02/jesus-solitude-and-silence/