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The Father's Will

Matthew 26:39

A garden, a quiet place, yet a place of overwhelming sorrow, agony and strife. A place to be alone, yet with friends, close friends who could agonize with Him and pray for Him, but did they? Jesus the son of God, has asked his disciples to pray, yet they went to sleep. (Have we gone to sleep?) He must have felt alone, in the midst of 11. Knowing that one more of his followers, accompanied by Roman soldiers, would soon arrive on the scene to betray Him and carry Him away to thus begin the time He was sent to this earth for. He went to pray, to talk to His Father, not just an ordinary father, but the God of the universe. If anyone could help Him, He could. "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." Was He having second thoughts about what His mission was? Was He having second thoughts about what He knew was facing Him in the next few hours, for people who hated Him, for those who had already lived, but always managed to find idols to worship, for those in the future who would choose worldly things that become their idols? What love, that amazingly perfect love! Love that we humans cannot understand. Unconditional, perfect love that only God has. If there was a second thought, it disappeared in the same sentence, "not my will, Father, but Your will". Your perfect, sinless, will. And is that not the kind of God we want? One we may not always understand, but one that is all knowing, Holy God, who despite us all loved us anyway. Why would we want a god we could always understand? He loved us enough to let His will be done, to let His son suffer, extremely suffer, for us. The cup on the large stone of this painting represents that giving up of His will for the Father's. The spike in the path represents the agony He faced. Lastly, the three crosses in the distance represent His sacrifice for us to be free and have eternal life, if only we believe. Not my will, but Your Will Father! Jesus was our perfect example. Can you give up your will for God's will?

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Sheree Moates