27 March 2013

The WORD on Wednesday: Looking Ahead to Good Friday

And He (Jesus) said,
Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee;
take away this cup from Me:
nevertheless not what I will, but what Thou wilt.
Mark 14:36 KJV
How often I've prayed prayers similar to this one but
--of course--
leaving out the last, most important part...
"nevertheless not what I will, but what Thou wilt".
I hate pain; I'm not fond of suffering either. 
Times of trials are no fun and can drain me emotionally and physically.
Oh, and did I say, submission is a "bit" difficult for me too?
Seemingly unanswered prayer
(prayers not answered my way and not in a timely fashion)
can leave me doubting God's love for me.
 
Of course that speaks more to my pride than God's love, doesn't it?
Jesus didn't doubt God's love.
He truly believed, He knew, all things would work together for good...
 He trusted His Father completely.
Yes, He knew that submission to His Father's plan
would mean horrific pain, suffering and humiliation for a time--
after all, by the time of His crucifixion, He had had ample opportunity to see many crucifixions
(the Romans practiced very public executions of those they condemned to death).
His humanity cried out for God to deliver Him from this,
and yet He was willing to do God's will--
despite the heavy cost
and because of His obedience, His submission even to death,
we can be reconciled to God--forgiven.
~
Abba Father help me to trust You in the good,
and also, in the bad times of my life.
In Jesus' Name,
Amen.
Have a blessed Holy Week
and a truly good,
Good Friday.
Blessings, Aimee


6 comments:

Betsy said...

I'm so happy that Jesus remembered those words that I also forget too! He was the perfect example for us to live our lives, trying to be as much like Him as possible. The more we model our lives after Him, the less of us there will be. How wonderful! And to think he went through all of that for us. There were legions of angels that were ready to swoop in and "save" him and he chose us. How blessed we all are.
Blessings,
Betsy

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

So beautifully said, Aimee! Have a wonderful Easter :)

God Bless,
Jackie

by Teresa said...

I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. We're making a big ham dinner and just went and bought a huge amount of goodies to hide for the grandsons. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

Betsy~
Loved your words! Thank you SO much for sharing them with me:)
Wishing you a blessed Holy Week.
Blessings, Aimee

Jackie~
Thank you...I am so glad they blessed you:)
Have a blessed Easter too!
Blessings, Aimee

Teresa~
We will be having ham also...and goodies (per my hubby's request). I am trying a new dessert too (since my 'chef' son got me thinking of panna cotta...mine, unlike his,is purchased).
Wishing you a wonderful Easter day also---with lots of sunshine for those Easter egg hunts:)
Blessings, Aimee

Grayseasailor said...

The balance between all things are possible and God's will is challenges me to, Aimee, yet ultimately is so comforting to me when I think through the seeming contrast and realize the solid bed rock of faith is that God is in loving control and with me no matter what my circumstances. His presence with me brings me through all things. PTL!!!
xx,
Gracie

aimee said...

Gracie~
Well said! Thank you for sharing:)
Blessings,
Aimee
PS: Have a most blessed Easter!

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