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Not Our Will

March 13, 2012

“Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane”, Stained Glass Panel by Alfred Handel, St. John’s Anglican Church, New South Wales, Australia, Photo by Toby Hudson (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported, GFDL 1.2 or later)

And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done’ ” (Luke 22: 41-42).

Lord Jesus, You knew from the beginning of time what Your obedience to the Father would require, yet gave Yourself over freely to His will.  You were without sin, yet chose to bear the sins of the world that the relationship between God and man might be restored.

We cannot comprehend love of such magnitude, Lord.  Each of us has spent time in the garden…seeking alternatives that were not to be.  Though our pain can never compare to Yours, Lord, we find comfort in the fact that our experiences mirror Your own.

May our obedience mirror Yours, as well.

Amen

READERS CAN FIND MY VIEWS ON ABUSE AND ABUSE-RELATED ISSUES AT ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse  http://www.avoicereclaimed.com

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