Then came the moment when Jesus spake to the Twelve, saying, “Behold, the hour…is now come…” (1) Long before the foundation of the earth He had entered into covenant with the Father that He would come forth and redeem all mankind, (2) and now the awful hour had come when He would say in his grief, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death…and He…fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” (3)
How grateful I shall ever be that He partook of the bitter cup, and did not shrink! For what He has done for me, words do not suffice. I love Him with all the power of my being. My Lord and my God, Thou, the Redeemer of my soul! I shall love Thee forever, and yet it shall not be enough!
(1) John 16: 32
(2) Moses 4: 1, 2; Abraham 3: 27 (Pearl of Great Price)
(3) Matthew 26: 38, 39