Then Jesus went back to his followers. He found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “Simon, why are you sleeping? You could not stay awake with me for one hour?”
— Mark 14:37 ERV (Read Full Text)
How this must have hurt the Lord. My heart breaks for Jesus as he endures this time in the Garden. He knows he is going to the Cross. He knows Judas will betray him. He knows his closest followers will abandon him. He knows that Peter will deny him. He knows the other ten will run away and leave him alone. He knows that he will be ridiculed and mocked. Now, he has to know all of those things and still not have anyone care for him enough to pray with him an hour. I’m so thankful that the Lord knows what it feels like to be forsaken and let down by those closest to you. I’m also so very sad for him. Let’s pray and work to never let him down like this ever again.
O Father, I am so sorry! Please, dear Lord, make me stronger and more courageous. Don’t ever let me outlive my love for you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Reposted by: To Live Like Jesus Clothing Ministry on November 01, 2016