Then he [Jesus] said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." 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." Matthew 26:38-39
Rich Nathan, Vineyard Columbus, stated last night the only fear we should have is the fear of being separated from God.
Reading Richard Foster’s Prayer- Finding the Heart’s True Home this morning, I was challenged to read the account of Jesus in the
Since my own “Garden Experience” a few years ago, (see The Power of Love) my life as changed. I know there is something much greater than any physical suffering. Because of Christ, I will never have to be totally removed from God’s love.
Ponder on that thought a moment. Everything you see and experience in this physical realm has the essence of God in it in some way. He created everything and everything he created is good.[*] Now, imagine an existence without any of that.
Thank you, Jesus, for not only dying a painful physical death but for experiencing the death of your soul so that I don’t have to.
[*] Even the evil we experience is simply God’s creation or ideas twisted by the selfishness of man.