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Matthew 26:39

Tara Alemany, Author and Speaker

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Matthew 26:39

As Christians we all strive to be more like Jesus. After all isn’t that what we’re supposed to be doing?

One of the things that I often find hardest, is when Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane. He’s there, it’s nighttime, and he is alone, afraid of the pain and torment that’s to come.

He stepped apart from others in order to spend time with his Father. He poured out his heart to the Father, acknowledging the fact that he was afraid and didn’t want to take the path that was set before him.

He knew what was needed, and that it had been part of God’s plan all along, and yet the idea of what lay ahead was so overwhelming to Jesus that he asked “Father, if there’s any way to take this cup from me then let it pass.”

Yet he finished that prayer with the following statement: Thy will be done. [Read more…]