Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Christ in Gethsemane, Carl Heinrich BlochTo be like Christ; showing the spirit of Christ.
35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” —Mark 1:35-37, NIV
We know about Jesus
  •   healing the sick;
  •   raising the dead;
  •   throwing the money-changers out of the House of God;
  •   having mercey on the woman caught in the act of adultery;
  •   feeding the five thousand from a few pieces of bread and a few fish;
  •   performing many miracles
However, in the above passage we see Jesus in the fullness of His character.

We see Him as one who not only carried out the will of God, but one who sought God's Will during times of solitude in prayer. Jesus sacrificed Himself to carry out the will of God. He could have stopped it at any time, but He allowed it to happen because it was God's Will and because He loves us that much.

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


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