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Jesus - the Father's Servant

Jesus – The Father’s Servant
By: Anna Williams

They went to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said,
“Sit here while I go and pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
He went on a little farther and fell to the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by. “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
 - Mark 14:32-36 NLT

I am so thankful that this moment in history was recorded for us. It really shines a light on how much Jesus truly understands how we feel as humans. The Bible doesn’t really lay out whether Jesus knew every single thing that would occur in the next 24 hours or if he simply had overall knowledge of what laid in store. Regardless, he knew enough to be distressed by it and to wish it would not have to be.
What could possibly exhibit the heart of a servant more than this? For one to have knowledge that what their master calls them to will be incredibly hard and painful – and yet to do it anyway. To push forward because “I want your will to be done, not mine”. Jesus trusted Father God to know how to best use Jesus’ sacrifices to accomplish the best outcome.
I leave you with a few things to think about as you go about your day: What has Jesus’s sacrifice done for you?  Is there something in your life that you have not surrendered to Father God? Are you truly seeking to live as his servant?

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