April 9, 2020 – Mark 14:32-34
And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And He said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And He took with him Peter and James and John and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And He said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” Mark 14:32-34.
Good Friday, happens tomorrow. Because of the sorrow Jesus knew, and the strength He knew He needed to endure the coming hours. What caused His Sorrow? It is the pain coming from the sins we choose to do.
Peter betrayed Jesus, by denying Him. Yet, later Peter wrote – but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. I Peter 3:15.
What words show our love and joy in Christ Jesus. He knew the anguish He would soon encounter, and yet His Prayer shows the obedience of Christ. “Yet not what I will, but what You will.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37. Jesus gives us faith to endure all our tomorrows. Praise the Lord!
And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” And He came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.” Mark 14:35-36. 41-42.