Gethsemane

They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” Mark 14:32

Jesus knew the events that were about to happen, he knew he would be beaten and crucified to death, but he did this knowingly to save us all from our sins. But notice what Jesus does in his darkest hour, he turns to God in prayer. Let this be an example for us to turn to God during our darkest hours also.

“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Mark 14:36

Jesus was so distressed that he was sweating blood, for he knew the torture he was about to receive. But Jesus said let Gods will be done, not ours. Jesus obedience and sacrifice made us children of God by his new Covenant. Remember to always do the Lords will even when its not the easiest way.

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Mark 14:38

Notice in this scripture Jesus is telling Peter to keep praying and not fall into temptation. Could he be trying to prevent Peter from denying him three times, which he did later. Its important for us all to continue to stay in prayer, because we are weak and can easily fall into Satan’s traps of sin.

Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!” Mark 14:41-42

Jesus knew when the hour would come and who his betrayer was (Judas). He knew what had to be done and the pain he was going to endure. But Jesus did it anyway for You, because God loves you enough to sacrifice his only begotten Son. As Jesus said there is no greater love than to lay down your life for friends, he did that for you, may you remember and know that in Jesus Name Amen

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