Jesus is overcome with sorrow as He moves toward the cross. He dreads the judgment for sin. Why should this moment in the Savior’s life bring about a gravity concerning Hell in your own life? How should it cause us to pray and plead with those who we know are lost? Who in your life can we pray for who is facing God’s eternal judgment without Jesus?
We get a glimpse into Jesus’ humanity as He turns to men who say the transfiguration and says, “I am overwhelmed to the point of death.” How does this moment in Jesus’ life free us up to express to others our struggles and pain? What struggles should you be sharing with others?
While Jesus is committed to God’s will, He doesn’t hide His desire to bypass God’s wrath on the cross. How does this communicate the realness of the moment? What things in your life are you struggling with inside of God’s will? What things are you praying may not be God’s will for your life?
Jesus is a High Priest who can sympathize with all our pain and sorrow (and more). Are you enduring certain pain and sorrow in which you have begun to think you are the only one? How does Jesus’ pain and sorrow in Gethsemane comfort you?
Reflect on the gospel hope found in the following verses:
- 2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
- 1 John 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.