"But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer."
Life, even a Christian life, can be hectic. We hear this over and over from the guests of Tuscarora. They come to our grounds for a place of peace, fellowship, and refreshment away from their everyday life. Christian retreat has been a long practiced discipline of faith.
Why is it so valued? Because your heart craves it. It craves time alone with the Lord. If you are tired, worn out, and feeling defeated Jesus is calling out to you to rely on Him. To let him provide for you.
That's why we believe so strongly in this practice at Tuscarora. We are following an example set by thousands of years of believers along with Jesus Himself! He retreated to the wilderness often to spend time with His Father. Jesus often took this retreat in gardens, in deserts, along the sea, and in lonely places. He chose places that would reflect the beauty of His Father's creation.
At Tuscarora, we have the benefit of a beautiful rural setting along the banks of the Delaware River. You can glimpse the river from every spot on the grounds. During the summer it is the place for morning devotions and baptisms. During the winter, when frozen over, it provides a dazzling display of natural beauty that would humble any heart.
Today, read what the Bible says about the symbolism of rivers and waters. Glance at the Lord's beauty. It's our prayer that you would be drawn closer to the Father's heart through this digital retreat.