Jesus: close to God, in his nature

During some of Jesus’s most challenging or significant events, or when he wanted to pray with God, one-on-one, with no distractions, he would go to the mountains, the wilderness, or a garden. There—surrounded by God’s miracles, wisdom, love, life, timelessness, and interconnectedness—his soul could be close to God’s
— MRM

13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan [in the wilderness], to be baptized by him. . . . 16And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting  on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’”
— Matthew 3:13, 16 & 17

1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. . . . 14Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee . . . 15He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.”
— Luke 4:1, 2, 14 & 15

“And after he had dismissed the crowds [the “five thousand” that he had fed via the miracle of the five loaves and two fish], he went up to the mountains by himself to pray.”             —Matthew 14:23

1After six days Jesus took with him Peter James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2There he was transfigured before
them. . . .””
— Matthew 17:1–2

“Then Jesus went with them [the twelve disciples] to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I go over there and pray.’”
  — Matthew 26:36

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