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Jesus knows what is coming. Jesus knows the the agony, not only of the crucifixion, but also the burden of bearing the sins of the world as atonement for us.

Jesus died for you. Jesus died for me. It wasn’t pretty.

Jesus will spill his blood to seal the new agreement (aka covenant) between God and us. Now that is some good news.

Jesus knows what is about to happen. He is completely aware. Jesus is in agony and despairs. Jesus plunged into a sinkhole of dreadful agony. He told the disciples, “I feel bad enough right now to die. Stay here and keep vigil with me.”

Going a little ahead, he fell to the ground and prayed for a way out: “Papa, Father, you can — can’t you? — get me out of this. Take this cup away from me. But please, not what I want — what do you want?” | Mark 14:35-36

But … Jesus is the faithful and obedient Son. His only focus is on what does God the Father want. Jesus asks His Father “What do you want”?

Jesus shows me the way. I must focus on the will of God. I must be an obedient slave to Jesus, my King.

I must seek first the Kingdom of God where Jesus reigns.

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