He suffered blood sweat and tears.
His sacrifice would last for all of the millennium years.
The animals in the garden could sense the fear.
They all knew that Death was lurking very near.
The human side of God took hold.
The world could not understand what was to unfold.
Christ prayed for the cup to be taken away.
He knew that his death was heralding the dawn of a new day.
He could foresee the torment and ultimate death that lay ahead.
The leaders of the Temple wanted him dead.
He knew that his sacrifice would unlock the heavenly door.
It would be closed no more.
He would obediently move forward with his Father’s plan.
Only Christ and a select few could really understand.
The fear left him; he was given strength and grace.
He stood up and moved forward for the whole human race.
© Andrew Pell 03/06/08
1. Jesus comes with his disciples to Gethsemane: "Stay here, while I go
yonder and pray."
2. Entering the garden with Peter, James, and John, Jesus prays, "My soul is sorrowful unto death."
3. Jesus sees the sins of all mankind, whose guilt He has taken upon Himself.
4. He sees the wrath of the Father which His sufferings must appease.
5. So great is his anguish that His sweat becomes as drops of blood falling to the ground.
6. An angel appears to Him from heaven to strengthen Him.
7. "Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet, not My will but Yours be done."
8. Finding the disciples asleep: "Could you not watch one hour with me?"
9. Jesus is betrayed by Judas, cruelly bound and led away.
10. Father, by the merits of the agony of Jesus in the Garden, have mercy on us and on the whole world.