Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.
Some things to ponder as we read Jesus' words:
* Anyone who questions the humanity of Christ needs only to read the text above... shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'?
* This is a rare glimpse into the thoughts of Christ as He prayed to the Father. Notice how "real" He is.
* Jesus, facing the agony of the cross, is more concerned about the Father's glory than His own comfort.
* He knew that pain and suffering were necessary to accomplish His mission... and yet He came.
Think on these things.