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2021 09 27

Good morning.

Matthew records the account of Jesus in Gethsemane shortly before He was arrested and crucified.

"Then he said to them, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.’ 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 26:38-‬39)

Many of us know what it is like to experience loss, pain and the emptiness that surrounds it. Imagine what Jesus was going through in the garden, speaking to the Father, knowing total separation from the Father was around the corner. He was about to take the weight of pain and sin of the whole world on His shoulders.

Notwithstanding what Jesus was feeling at that moment, we read about the most stunning surrender ever "not my will, but yours"; showing His devotion to the Father. There is no higher love than this.

The only conclusion we can come to is that His motive behind His journey from the garden to the cross, was love. Deep, unwavering love.

Walk in His love as we go into the new week.


Mike and Daphne

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