Greetings: God bless you this day!
This is day four on our journey to the cross and today
we will be with Him in the Garden.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
And he came out, and went to the mount of Olives; and his disciples
also followed him. And when he was at the place, he said unto them,
"Pray that ye enter not into temptation," and he was withdrawn from them
about a stone's cast, and kneeled down and prayed. saying, "Father, if thou
are willing, remove this cup from me, nevertheless not my will, but thine be
done." And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven , strengthening him.
And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and sweat as it were great drops
of blood falling to the ground. And he rose from his prayer, and came to his
disciples, and found them sleeping for sorrow. Luke 22:39-45
Jesus was fully man and as so, like us, He did not want to suffer. But this was
planned before foundation of the world and He had to keep his appointment with
destiny. We all have our Gethsemane's and we need not feel guilty when we do not
want to fulfill them like Him we just do it anyway. I have a feeling that Jesus often
went to this garden to pray. It was quiet and out of the way of the hustle an bustle
of the city. Do you have a quiet special retreat, when you're troubled?
Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda