“Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” (Luke 22:46, NIV).
We live in a society where everyone is too busy doing something else other than what we should be doing.
On the night that he was betrayed, Jesus was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. After a while, Jesus, who had asked his disciples to pray also (v.40), went and found them sleeping. I had never understood the meaning of what Jesus said to them before. I thought that Jesus was upset with them.
True, Jesus was disappointed in them, but more than that, he was concerned for them. He knew that over the next three days they would experience the most difficult time of their lives. That’s why, no matter how busy he was, he took the time to warn them and to encourage them for the disappointment that was to come.
How wonderful it is to see, that even at this most difficult of his life, our Lord had time for his disciples! Jesus is never too busy for you. Even when your world is falling apart, Jesus still has time for you.
Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus sustains “sustaining all things by his powerful word.” And even if you’re asleep and disobedient like the disciples, he still has time for you. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Why is it so easy for us to think that Jesus is angry at us, instead of seeing his dealings with us as being loving, and meant to strengthen and encourage us? Why do we so often get Jesus all wrong?
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