"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22: 42
Today I have been thinking about this passage of Scripture because last night in class we started things off with a study of Jesus' decision to be obedient...even unto death. I believe what is happening in this moment in the life of Christ is the ultimate model for our us. It is the essence of the Christian faith.
-Because bowing to God and to His will is at the heart of the Gospel-
Jesus' choice in the garden had major ramifications for you and for me.
The path He chose ushered in pain, ridicule, and a horrific execution on a Roman Cross.
However, the other side of the coin is that His decision made it possible for man to be reconciled (made right) with God.
Something to think about... A Paradox:
Most every decision has two elements that can either further your relationship with God or erode it.
-May God help our "yes" be to Him and His will today-