Not as I will, but as You will

Then he said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”

He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” 

Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.”

~Matthew 26: 38-39, 42

I think the Garden of Gethsemane sometimes gets a little overlooked throughout the Easter story, but it’s important. This is the part where we see that Jesus really was human. Here is Jesus, the Son of God, on his knees pleading with the Father that He find some other way.

There was a part of Jesus that didn’t want to do this. Continue Reading →