The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

Israelites used olive oil for cooking, in lamps, and for anointing kings. Jesus, the King of Kings, might have thought of this when entering the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. Leaving the other disciples near the entrance of the garden, Jesus asked Peter, James and John to come in with Him. Filled with sorrow, Jesus fell facedown and poured out His heart to God. He didn’t want to face the trials, the angry crowds, the beatings, and the cross. Yet He prayed for God’s will. Jesus was born to die for us. After praying, Jesus found Peter, James, and John sleeping. After praying a second time, His three closest friends were sleeping again! Have you ever been so sleepy that you couldn’t keep your eyes open? Maybe the disciples felt this way. After praying once...

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