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Where to find Jesus by Deon Crafford

Matthew 26:36-39 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

There seems to be at least four different sites in Jerusalem that are identified as the Gethsemane where Jesus prayed and where he was arrested. People visit Jerusalem all the time and part of their objective is to live and walk where Jesus was in the flesh. The fact that there are these different views on where it could have been, seems almost to be by design, because you may find old trees there and you may find vendors selling all sorts of paraphernalia, but you will not find Jesus, not even an inkling of Him. Because Jesus is alive – it underpins my entire faith – but He has found a new dwelling place. He dwells in the hearts that invite Him in. So you may visit Israel and Jerusalem to settle your historical curiosity, but not your Spiritual hunger. Jesus’ preference is to dwell deep inside each one of us and to constantly be found there by those we engage, love, teach, counsel, forgive. God is indeed everywhere, the Holy Spirit is not contained, but the heart of Jesus dwells in those who have embraced Him. It is a privilege beyond measure that nourishes a world beyond desperation.

Love to all