In the Garden


The Life Project

Luke 22:39-46

Jesus leads the disciples out of the upper room and into a garden on the Mount of Olives that He frequented for prayer on that tense night. When He reached their spot, He told the disciples to pray that they would not fall into temptation, and went on a little further to a solitary place to pray. It’s funny isn’t it that He told to pray not to fall into temptation without telling them what sort of temptation they were about to face. Would they be tempted with too much wine, with women, with a crooked business deal…?

Not on that night of nights.

Alone, Jesus prays…

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”  An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and…

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