Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pray

Mark 14:32-36They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray." He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death," he said to them. "Stay here and keep watch."
Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. "Abba,
Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."

Overwhelmed with sorrow, our Lord was overwhelmed with sorrow. I sometimes forget how human our God became for us. How he experienced so many human emotions. Including the one described here. Overwhelmed with sorrow.

My husband's co-worker, our friend, lost her son this afternoon in a tragic motor accident. We are all overwhelmed with sorrow with her and her family. So we will do what Jesus did. We fall to the ground and we pray.

5 comments:

Heather said...

And I will pray too....

Kim S in SC said...

Heather, thank you for praying!

Angie said...

Oh my, praying for this family and their loss.

Gardener Greg said...

I am so sorry to hear this but glad that you are finding comfort in prayer. I will say a prayer for you too.

I am troubled and there is a struggle within me but he is by my side and I know that together we will emerge victorious. Thank you for your words of wisdom. You are helping greatly.

Kim S in SC said...

Thank you all for your prayers for this dear family.
Greg, I will pray for you as well. I just today re-read John 15:5-7. Praying that as you remain in Him, you will find strength in His strength!

"Weighting" on the Lord

Let this be a place of encouragement for you in your own walk!