Monday, August 18, 2014

Matthew 26:42

Matthew 26.42 - He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

Jesus had prophesied about it. He had told His disciples about it. Now the hour was upon Him. He knew this was the night He would be handed over to go to His death.
Praying was a common thing for Jesus, that’s why His disciples didn’t realize that there was anything different about this night. They tried to stay awake and pray, but could not.
Jesus, on the other hand, was grieved. When talking to His disciples He put it this way: “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” Jesus knew what He had to go through and now the reality of it was upon Him.
As He prayed He asked God if there was any other way man could be saved. You can tell that He did not want to die, if He could avoid it. If anything else could have been done to bring man back to God, He would prefer it. But there was no other way. Jesus was the only one that could make it happen. He was, and is, the only way for us to come back to God.
Jesus had to die. After praying He was ready. It doesn’t say here what God spoke to Him, but whatever it was it gave Him the strength to continue the rescue plan.
You see, that’s the thing about prayer. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what God says, or even if you hear Him at all. Just being in His presence will give you the strength to go through whatever you are facing.
If you have something in front of you that seems impossible, make the time to go before God. God will refresh you and revitalize you and give you the strength to face whatever is in your path.

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