The story about Jesus in Gethsemane has always reminded me of my fickleness. It is sometimes difficult for me to remain.
In Jesus’ most needed hour, his Disciples fell asleep. Tired from the uphill journey to Jerusalem, they didn’t realize the importance of praying for their leader during His most needful time.
They didn’t notice that His sweat became blood. The anguish or distress He was in.
They hit snooze.
When Jesus needed his arms held up like Aaron and Hur did for Moses in the heat of the battle.Instead of joining Him in prayer, they hit snoooze three times. Oblivious even to their own need not to fall into tempation.
He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and became anguished and distressed. Then he said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me.” Going a little farther, he threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour? Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will must be done.” He came again and found them sleeping; they could not keep their eyes open. So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same thing once more. 4Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is approaching, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up, let us go. Look! My betrayer is approaching!”Matthew 26:37-46
Are you still sleeping? Resting? ❤