Perhaps the most difficult night of Jesus’ life took place in the Garden of Gethsemane. The night before He was crucified, Jesus took His followers there to pray. The Bible says that Jesus spent that night in agony and anguish. In fact, His torment was so great that He literally sweated “great drops of blood” and pleaded with His followers to pray for Him. What was it that brought such anguish to the heart of Jesus? what caused all of this grief and pain in the heart of Jesus? Was it the thought of the nails that would be driven through His hands and feet? Was it the beatings that He knew were ahead of Him? Is it possible that Jesus was simply afraid of the pain and physical torture that He was about to endure? The Bible indicates that it was much more than we can ever imagine. . .and he would drink it for you.
“Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not my will, but Yours be done.” Luke 22:42
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