Continuing in Mark's gospel, we reach Gethsemane. Josh reminds us that the will of God sometimes puts us on our knees in agony, and in Gethsemane, Jesus shows us how to face those hard times. There is no resurrection without death, and there is no version of the Gospel being lived through our lives where we don't have to die. We all have to be led into our Gethsemane. There are people around us who are in the midst of those hard times too, in agony, and they need us not to be sleeping. They need us by their sides keeping watch. Through those hard times, there are lessons learned that deepen our relationship with Jesus. Jesus went to Gethsemane with His people and with God; we need the same things when Jesus is leading us into our Gethsemane. Mark 14:32-42; John 18:2, 10; 1 Peter 5:1-11.
May 27, 2018