Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Holy Wednesday: May Your will be done
He pulled away from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and prayed, "Father, remove this cup from me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?" At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him. He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face. Luke 22:41-44, The Message Bible
Since He had entered Jerusalem that first Palm Sunday, Jesus knew what was coming this week, He knew how it was going to end. He knew that He would submit to His Father’s will.
None of us have ever endured anything close to what Jesus went through when He died on the cross for us. But even in our day to day lives, we still ask for problems to be solved, for our days to be easy, for a cure to what ails us. Don’t we usually pray, “God, just grant me what I want”, instead of “God, may Your will be done.”