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The Garden of Gethsemane Scene 2 – A Daily Devotion

Scripture: Matthew 26:36-46

In the darkness of the night, Jesus led His disciples to the garden of Gethsemane. He knew what lay ahead, the weight of the world’s sin pressing down upon Him. As they reached the garden’s edge, Jesus paused, sensing the heaviness of His impending sacrifice.

Entering the garden, Jesus took Peter, James, and John with Him, leaving the others to watch. He confided in them, saying, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

Jesus, in His humanity, felt the full weight of the coming ordeal. He understood the agony of separation from the Father as He bore the sins of humanity. Falling to the ground, He cried out in anguish, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Even in His distress, Jesus surrendered to the Father’s plan. He knew the necessity of His sacrifice for the redemption of mankind. Returning to His disciples, He found them sleeping and gently rebuked them, urging them to remain alert in prayer.

As we reflect on this scene, we are reminded of Jesus’ humanity and His willingness to endure suffering for our sake. Like Him, we may face moments of overwhelming sorrow and uncertainty. Yet, in those times, may we follow His example of surrendering to the will of the Father, trusting in His ultimate plan for our lives.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the example of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who willingly submitted to Your will even in the face of great suffering. Help us to trust in Your plan for our lives, knowing that Your purposes are good and perfect. Give us the strength to surrender our will to Yours, just as Jesus did in the garden of Gethsemane. In His name, amen.