“… and there He prayed”

The title refers to Jesus.  But where is the “THERE” that this verse of scripture is referring to?

Mark 1:35 (NKJV) — 35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

This is one of my favorite verses of scripture. This verse gives us such a beautiful picture of our Savior. This was a norm for Him. He was constantly getting away and finding a solitary place to pray. He separated Himself from distractions, disruptions, and detractors.  His goal was simple: He wanted and needed to be alone to commune with God the Father.  Here are other scriptures showing how much this was a part of who He was while walking among us:

The Lord has said, “Seek My Face,” and you said …

Psalm 27:8  — When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”

The human heart, the physical muscle in our chest, is an extraordinary organ, as we all know. We are aware of its necessity, that’s a no brainer. There are two states in which this organ is work within us at any given time (stick with me on this, the metaphor will fall into place). The two states of the heart are: the Diastole and the Systole. Two common words we use in everyday conversation, right? We may not be familiar with these terms but we are familiar with what they do.