Just hours before His arrest Jesus prayed the most selfless prayer of all. Knowing what lied ahead of Him, He asks the Father to remove this suffering from Him if at all possible.
That doesn’t seem too selfish does it? I mean how many of us have asked the question, “Could it be done another way?” Or made the statement, “I’m willing, but I would love to consider an alternative.”
Jesus knew the pain and suffering He was about to endure. He was after all, God. But while being fully God, He was also fully human. Meaning, not only did He know the pain ahead of Him, He knew He would feel it at its’ fullest.
Yet, out of His LOVE for the Father and for us, He submitted His will, to the will of the Father!
Week 6-JESUS IS SELFLESS
“This High Priest of ours(Jesus), understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin.” Hebrews 4:15
As we begin another week of social distancing, isolation and having our schedules and lives interrupted at best and possibly turned upside down, isn’t it wonderful and reassuring to know we have a Savior who loves us selflessly and was willing to endure the pain and suffering of the cross for us?
Just a few short months ago my feet were walking though the very garden Jesus walked on His way to the cross. A garden He had walked in many, many times before!
I noticed as I walked through it that it is positioned on a hill overlooking the city of Jerusalem. I could imagine my selfless Savior stepping down the same dusty path, stumbling over the same rocks, and positioning Himself under the shade of one of these same olive trees, as He prayed to His Father for the people He loved so dearly, people like me and people like you.
Jesus understands our frustrations, our fears, our anger, our pain and every other emotion we experience. Yet He remained selfless and went to the cross for you and for me!
JESUS CHOSE SELFLESSNESS OVER SELFISHNESS…THE FATHER’S WILL OVER HIS OWN!
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