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Topic: Confused (08/16/07)
By Tom Yarbrough
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A light mist began to burn off, down by the base of Mount Olivet. Just a mile from Jerusalem and to the northwest rested the garden of Gethsemane. One side of the garden flourished as an orchard; the other displayed flowers both wild and cultivated. A man turned to his followers and said:
“See those fig trees and that large rock between the gardens? I want all of you to sit under the shade and wait for me.”
“On second thought, you Peter, James and John come with me.”
The three followed and found a shady spot a few yards from the others and sat in a circle around a tree.
The leader moved some yards further and knelt by the rock.
“Oh Father. I am sad. I am like this garden. On one side struggles life for the fruit. On the other, rests the colorful beauty of the flowers. I am in the middle and perplexed. What should I do?” When I committed to this journey away from the safety of the heavens I did not know I would be confused and unsure. Things were so clear at the time. Now my physical wants to take over and avoid what I must do.”
“Look at my disciples. They sleep. They cannot stay with me for only a little. Who is worth the pain? I am truly alone.”
A slight breeze blew the perspiration on his face.
“I know. I know. Worthiness is not the issue. Love is. Oh Father, though I’m perplexed I shall do your original plan. Your will takes first place. Let it be done.”
Three times Jesus had to go through these agonizing moments[Mt.26:36]. But then he arrived with a final resolution which included the price to pay for all of us.
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