I wept as I read Mark 16: 34- 36
- And saith unto them, (Peter, James and John) “My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. And He went forward a little, and FELL on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said , “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee; take away this cup from Me: nevertheless not what I will , but what Thou wilt.”
Dr. Luke’s account in chapter 22 tells us
v.41 And He was withdrawn from them (Peter, James and John) about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down , and prayed , saying , “Father, if thou be willing , remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done . Then in verses 43 and 44 Luke writes “And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Matthew’s Gospel 26: 37-39
- And He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee (James and John), and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith He unto them, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with Me. And He went a little further , and fell on His face, and prayed , saying , O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will , but as Thou wilt.
Because the Father turned away from Him! He bore the SIN OF ALL MANKIND! Jesus being removed from the Father was something He had NEVER endured! That pain was not in His humanity~it was spiritual !!! I , nor anyone of us, can even imagine what that was for our Savior.