Powered by 4 - March 17, 2012


Emotions at Gethsemane

today's reading.
Matthew 26:36-45    Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go over there and pray"...

the blog.
The Garden of Gethsemane is one of my favorite places in Israel. The olive trees, some of them dating back over 1,500 years, are stunning with their knots, twists and craggy trunks and branches. But what makes this place even more beautiful is knowing that this was a special place for Jesus and where he went to pray before he was arrested and crucified. I find the account in Matthew 26:36-45 so tender. And the fact that, just like me, Jesus was "sorrowful and troubled," helps me get a better understanding of Jesus.

So what did this passage show you about Jesus? Like Jesus, do you have a particular place where you like to meet and talk with God? Tami W.

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