Thoughts on the Way Home

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples. Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. John 18:1-2 (emphasis mine)

Two things jump out at me from this text. One is an exhortation; the other an encouragement.

1. It is not enough to "walk with Christ throughout the day." Though the disciples walked everywhere with Christ is was still necessary that they meet "often" with Christ in this garden.

2. A disciple can never wear out his welcome in the garden. Now matter how many times or how often we show up, He is always overjoyed that we've come.

May God help us not be strangers in this garden.