Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Stillness of the Garden

The stillness of the garden
the disciples asleep
unaware of what was about to begin
quiet, in their sleep

The Lord, a little way off
carrying the cup of our sin
anguish, to his knees
the bitterness too much

By himself unable,
only in turning to God
able to drink, to believe
to follow the plan of God

Taking on our sin
as a servant to the Lord
this man, the savior,
the son of the living God

His grace, his choice to sacrifice
to fulfill the promise of old
more than I can comprehend
my life, myself, my all

Staring at eternity,
the words of his passion, his pain
focusing in these weeks of Lent
joy in the love of God

February 23, 2010
Adam Hamilton’s Facebook question,
February 23, 2010
“When you think of Jesus' agony in the Garden of Gethsemane –
Matthew says he was overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death –
and that he threw himself on the ground as he began to pray –
how has this passage brought help or comfort to you?”
Matthew 26:17-30;
Mark 14:12-25;
Luke 22:7-20.
Luke 22:39-46
Matthew 26:35-45
Matthew 26:39
“And he went a little further, and fell on his face,
and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will,
but as thou wilt”. (KJV)

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