Today I have responsibilities that call;
I may not be able to get to them all.
I like to think back on visits I’ve made
to peaceful wooded paths or a forest glade.
At such places, it’s natural to pause and reflect
on the Lord, our Creator, and give Him respect.
But amidst crowded sidewalks or busy streets,
I can praise you, God, and remember our “retreats.”
P. A. Oltrogge
“And He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’….” Mark 6:31 NKJV
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
Exodus 33:14; Psalm 23; Psalm 91:1-2; Psalm 119:105; John 14:27; John 20:21