Monday, March 4, 2013

In the Garden

  Easter is just a few weeks away.....and with that our focus turns to the crucifixion and resurrection of our Savior.

I was thinking over the weekend about Jesus praying in the garden, how that He said to His Father, to let this cup other words, was there another way to do this? His spiritual side knew what had to be done, and He was willing. But, the physical man was looking at an almost insurmountable task. I think that this is where we can most identify with Christ. Many times we too face very difficult obstacles. We would rather have it another way.....we know what our responsibilities are, but if there was a different solution that was just as good, maybe we could do that instead.

When the Bible states that Jesus knows all about mans afflictions and emotions, you see, He really does. When Jesus prayed to the Father about going to the cross, He demonstrated for us that we really are to cast our cares on Him.....He let us know by His example that it is ok to tell God how you feel and what you are thinking. Never be afraid to just talk to God.....He is listening and He cares!

Then we see Jesus, say to His Father, "not my will but yours be done." Yes, it was a hard road ahead, but He submitted over His own feelings to the will of God. He went to cross and because of His submission and obedience, a way for salvation was made. 

Are you in a garden spot today? Are difficulties looming ahead of you? What are the things that you need to turn over to God? Are you struggling with your will versus God's will?  Jesus really does understand and He cares for you! He knows how you feel and He is with you through it all!
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7

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