As You Will, God

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.”

The humanity of Jesus Christ is displayed in stark reality in the the Garden of Gethsemene.  He feels the weight of death to the point of sweating blood, and yet He trusts God in this darkness. Christ faces the cross with full assurance of faith in His Father, and three days later, as He promised, God raises His Son from death on a cross to redeem all of humanity!  

How often do we pray for God to let our cup of suffering pass, when we really need to pray for our hearts to be aligned with His will.  We have the hope and saving power of Christ’s resurrection in our hearts.  We can trust God’s divine will is good because of Jesus Christ.  

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