Our Gethsemane

Matthew, Mark and Luke all tell the same sweet, sad story.  The night before Jesus died, He went to Gethsemane to pray.  Though He hungered for human companionship, no one would face this hour with Him.   Alone, He prayed, “Not my will but thine be done.”  This truly is the Lord’s prayer!  His heart-broken and courageous words are the very spirit of prayer.  We know the Father heard Him.  We know by the calm strength that filled His heart as He emerged from this tearful hour.  By His example the Lord was teaching us how to prepare for our own suffering.  All of us have crosses to carry, wreaths of thorns to wear.  If we want the inflowing strength of God in the hard moments of life, we must find it where Jesus did.  When we face loss, we must also go to Gethsemane. Lord teach us to pray!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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