Thursday, April 18, 2013
DAY 49: Watch & Pray!
“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.” And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. 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.” Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” - Matthew 26:36-41
This is one of the saddest passages in the Bible to me. Jesus, in probably the toughest moment of His life has NO ONE to stay with him and persevere in prayer.
TODAY you are going to WATCH & PRAY. This may be a challenge for some, but I PROMISE you, it will be worth it.
Today, you will WATCH & PRAY w/Jesus for one hour! There’s not a lot of direction other than you should meditate on what HE went through the night before His crucifixion. Jesus KNEW what He was going to endure, yet chose it anyway! That’s why I love Him! Facing certain death and terrible suffering, He thought of ME (and You) and gave His life ANYWAY!
Go, spend an hour and BE WITH JESUS!