Day 2: His Will

Matthew 26:37-39 (NIV)

37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

“We are observing the Son of God as he addresses the Father. More importantly we are seeing a man, the Son of man, approaching the Father of us all. And it is as man that I want us to observe him most. We cannot identify with his deity. But in humanity we are bound together with him and he with us.”  [John White. Daring to Draw Near: People in Prayer.]

“We find in Jesus, one who has journeyed through the darkest valleys of the human experience and overcame. This is good news for us. The prayers of Jesus are within the reach of all of us because Jesus lived a life that was fully-human, just like us. We can pray this way because we are united with Christ in his life, death, and resurrection. The Spirit of Christ empowers us to live like Christ.” [Adapted from P. Ed message.]

Prayer: Father, I pour out my soul to you. I am united with Christ. Christ lives in me. By your Spirit, I surrender to you, not my will, but your will be done. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship to “Peace Be Still” by The Belonging Co ft. Lauren Daigle (click here).