Sorrowful Tears become Joyful Tears

 Tears

I wept as I read Mark 14:34-36

  • And (Jesus)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  • v.41 And He was withdrawn from them (Peter, James and John) about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down , and prayed , saying , “Father, if thou be willing , remove this cup from me: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.
 
The words Jesus spoke to the three disciples with Him about His “exceedingly great sorrow unto death” shows His humanity.  And His prayer to the Father in the words of each Gospel are so intense.  In Mark’s account Jesus cried out “Abba Father” which means Daddy; in Luke’s He simply uses Father and in Matthew’s He says “My Father”.  I weep as I write this,  so I am not going to point out anything else here.   I  simply ask that you read these passages, asking the Holy Spirit to give you the “eyes to see and the hears to hear” all that happened in the Garden that evening.   Jesus, in all His suffering in Garden, accepted the Father’s will.  After His time with the Father in the garden, we know Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, and He was and taken away by officers of the chief priests and Pharisees.  The unspeakable acts of torture, shame, brutality, humiliation, and ultimate evil He bore preceding and during the crucifixion are like nothing ever known by any human being!!  The physical pain was undeniably excruciating and the evil acts against Him, dreadful.  
 
Since coming to know Jesus Christ as my Savior, I’ve always said that the acts of hatred He received and the extraordinary type of crucifixion He bore was horrifying.  Yet, I believe the WORST experience on the Cross of Calvary was when:   Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying , Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?   (Matthew 27:46)  Luke 23: 44-45  “And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened , and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.”    Because the Father turned away from Jesus because  He bore the SIN OF ALL MANKIND!   Jesus was SIN!

Every person needs to hear the message of the one true Gospel.  The redemption provided by the blood of Jesus Christ,  the “gift of God”.  How will that happen?   Every blood bought adopted child of Almighty God needs NOW (more than ever) to speak it/live it within their own world.  The days we live in continue to grow increasingly sinful!   Doesn’t take much to convince even the positive thinkers that the world is “tipped upside down and spinning wildly out of control” (taken from a book I co-authored in 1995) and today is worse!  Jesus appeared to the 11 apostles after His resurrection and in Mark 16: 15 instructs them  “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” That was not a suggestion, it was a commandment that wasn’t just for the 11 Apostles.  It is only by the blood of Jesus Christ that we are able to be “clean” before the Father.  Now my tears of sorrow are tears of joy.  ♥Streim

 

Jesus paid it all

All to Him I owe

Sin had left its crimson stain

He washed it white as snow

 

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Streim

There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

4 thoughts on “Sorrowful Tears become Joyful Tears”

      1. You are most welcome. It goes well with your thoughts:-)

        Thanks also for your support, Stephanie. It has been a busy, busy time! 🙂

        Blessings
        ann

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  1. No one would ever deny that the physical agony Jesus suffered was intense. It is recorded that crucifixion was the most agonising of all deaths, and Jesus went through much more, beforehand, than did most.
    However, I agree that, while it was extreme agony, by far the worst agony Jesus suffered was in becoming sin – becoming what was most abhorrent to a sinless, perfect, God – so abhorrent that the Father could not look on Him and they were separated for the only time in all eternity.

    Why did Jesus willingly submit to this?
    Because He loved me so much and wanted me to spend eternity with Him!

    What is my response?
    How can it be other than complete surrender to the One who loves me with an everlasting love and wants the very, very, very best for me! I cannot be the loser!

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