"In Gethsemane the holiest of all petitioners prayed three times that a certain cup might pass from Him. It did not." C.S. Lewis
These words have got me thinking about a couple of things.
♦ We've been talking about servant hood at my church. Jesus was the ultimate servant and by going to the cross finalized that. Being a Christian means being a servant. You can pray against it all you want, the need for servant hood will never go away.
♦ Most of the time we don't see a trial coming our way. Jesus faced His head on and yet He prayed for it to pass. He was human too. And the fact that He prayed for it to pass, makes Him relatable. When He was done praying and they showed up to take Him away, He could of said "Let's just go straight to the cross." But, I believe, it was necessary, among other things, for the crowd to choose who they wanted crucified. See I think it brought to life this verse.....
"Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make."
The crowd chose a murderer-death.
But. God. Wasn't. Finished!
Jesus had to die and be resurrected to redeem all those people who chose Barabbas.
And to redeem the rest of us!! Praise the Lord!!
Think about C.S. Lewis's words.....let them minister to you....they did me. ☺
Have a great weekend!