Sunday, April 3, 2011

In the garden...


Luke 22:39-46 (King James Version)
39And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
40And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
41And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

42Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

44And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
45And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,

46And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
Jesus knew the suffering that was coming...
and asked his Father to let this cup pass from Him...
but was still willing to do as his Father asked...
He could have said no...
at any time...
all of Heaven's angels were at His beck and call...
one word from His lips...
and it would have ended...
one thought from the Father...
and we wouldn't be here...
Think, today...
about love...
the love of a Son for His Father...
and the love of the Father for us...
think about the words...
For God so loved the world...

thank you, Lord, for loving me...
and I know that any suffering I am asked to go through...
is nothing compared to what you had to endure for me...

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

One of your better posts-I needed to hear this -this morning! Thanks for being such an awesome friend to me!

Leslie said...

Thank you for this post Tete..

Donnie said...

Just beautiful Tete. Something we should never forget.

gail said...

beautiful Tete!
Such comforting words for such troubled times.
Hugs,
gail

NanaDiana said...

Tete- Well, I didn't go to church this morning but I got "churched" here- thank you! That last image just gives me the shivers! xxoo Diana

Patty Sumner said...

Tete thanks so much for the beautiful pics and the wonderful scripture. What a great reminder of what our Lord was willing to do for us. No greater Love! Blessings!

Shirley said...

Dear Tete, This post is why I follow you..You always have the best way to bring a message into our lives..and you did it again...

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful pictures and awesome verses. The greatest love story ever! Thanks for sharing this lovely post.
Blessings,
Annette