Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Matthew 26:36-38
Jesus’ sorrow resulted from his anticipation of his physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering, especially his alienation from his Father as he bore the sins of the world on the cross. And we should keep that in mind as we go into this Easter weekend, especially because the world has desperately tried to make Easter about anything else other than the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus. So as we move into this Easter weekend let’s take some time to reflect on what Easter is all about.
Today’s Bible Readings:
Joshua 9:3-10:43, Luke 16:19-17:10, Psalm 83:1-18 and Proverbs 13:4