Holy Week: Thursday

On Thursday of His last week, Jesus met with the disciples in the upper room.  How sweet to think of Him desiring time with us as He did with them!   Later in the night, He went to Gethsemane for prayer.  Gethsemane is proof that Jesus is truly man.  Like us, He wants to avoid suffering if possible.  “Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me.” (Matthew 26:39)  Have you ever prayed something similar?  Gethsemane is also proof that Jesus is truly God. “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”  Prayer, for the Lord, was the opportunity to learn what may be asked from God with confidence.  It is both talking and listening.  It is being honest and being courageous when the will of God points in a difficult direction.  As we pray today, remember this “other version” of the Lord’s Prayer. . .”not as I will, but as you will”.  Teach us to pray, Lord!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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