Episode #81: His Will
“During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence. Though He was God’s Son, He learned obedience through what He suffered. After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him,” (Hebrews 5:7-9)
This passage is referring to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane on the eve of his capture. He was praying for God to take away the responsibility He was about to face on the Cross. He was praying for God to find another way. In the end He submitted to the will of the Father when He said, “Not as I will, but as you will.” At first glance it may seem like the prayer went unanswered. Jesus was captured, falsely accused, beaten, bruised, ridiculed and hung on the Cross where He would die. They laid Him in the tomb and sealed it with a stone. But after all this had been accomplished, God, on the third day, answered the prayer and resurrected Jesus.
I believe we all either have experienced, or will experience our Garden of Gethsemane moments. We will see that we will have to go through some serious trial in order to learn what God is teaching us. We see it coming and pray for God to take it away. In those moments we need to remember Jesus on the Cross and what He endured in order to bring about our salvation. In the face of certain pain and suffering Let us be a people who must reply just as Jesus did, “Not as I will, but as You will.” In the end, His will is always better for us.
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