Garden Ghetsemane

One summer afternoon I visited the garden Gethsemane, garden full of Olive trees that no other crops. The Olive trees high just above head a little, rough wood, leafy twigs, small leaves and fruits interfere toghether, each leave is out one Olive fruit. Olive plants living on land stones, garden Gethsemane is located on gentle slopes of Mount Olive, mountain covered with Olive trees. Here the image of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane praying so that sweats fell to look like great drops of blood reappeared in my mind.

I stood there looked at the tree Olive from the Jesus’ time still exist today However in mind I figured a spiritual battle took place quietly at this place that bring to change the whole human history. The battle between good and evil in human beings. Jesus had to choose between running away or wait the Roman soldiers to catch. Great writer Shakespeare famously said: "To be or not to be" means  "Living or Dead."

Pain caused sweat fell like drops of blood because the heart the pain too great. Jesus entered the garden Gethsemane along with three beloved disciples are Peter, John and James, at moment lifted up the cross to be coming. Spirit of the Lord Jesus said that the pain would happen to his body so terrible and he needed to pray. Landscape Roman soldiers nailed to a cross of prisoners at that time almost everywhere common, this is the government's deterrence for all those who break the law. The image of the crucifixion to take place on the Jewish nation makes anyone see must shudder. But Jesus is not afraid of it, but he thought horror death scene had changed the nature of human evil or not? Why do so many people were crucified criminal on the cross but the offender does not end? Why do people sin is punished horribly crucified on the cross so that people did not leave sin? Does the law is the best way to make human society is better? If human society just have stricted laws It will change people, Jesus would not need to replace punishment for mankind. These things make the heart of Jesus fought vigorously, the tensions and emotions intertwined with each other.

The sweat like drops of blood falling down because Jesus pained for many people who do not mind about heaven including his disciples. Those who know about the heaven where they will live after death too little. Most people think death is the end, alive people should take the opportunity to enjoy the happiness, never thought life after death. Human nature just think present life such as Judas betrayed his Master because of money. Human nature is lazy, selfish, ego is above all. Lord was very broken heart about His disciples, they can not suffer the same sacrifice. Although Peter and the disciples were speaking very strongly in the last meal: "Peter said unto him, though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples." Matthew 26:35. With the heart of a Master, Jesus taught His disciples if they would like to enter the heaven they need to deny their lusted corpse. But when Jesus need a little minutes to prayer they fell into the drowsiness! The body is resting after dinner, a quiet moment in the garden of Ghetsemane with windy they went to sleep as to paradise.

The sweat like drops of blood of Jesus made human beings to be great emotion, no one on this world so willing to die for himself as Jesus. For people, whose sin is punished, no one redeem for him. Moreover, there are types who do evil, but they forced others to dead instead! The life of Jesus did all things good for the Jews but highest priest said Jesus would be death. "
Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people." John 18:14. Jesus payed the penalty of people therefore people believe the love of God and repent of their sins. However people want Jesus died for they from death penalty, they do not need to be forgiven and never showing repentance, they are people who trust in their sins will be neglect after a long time, sins in the past deleted all traces depend on the good present life. No one knows their past as "Buffalo shit so long and into the mud." Jesus grieved for them who never return to God although He had sent his only son to save them.

The sweat as great drops of blood falling down to bring the complete comfort. Anything sufferings that  go down to the painful depths It will bring back absolute peace. After he prayed with great earnest entreaties that sweat fell like great drops of blood Jesus talked to soldiers crowd and Judas to arrest him. "
“Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. "John 18:5,6. Before Jesus was crucified on the cross to die in his man needs comfort, but his disciples did not bring solace, all people foget him. Loneliness and endurance was up extremeness, without the earnest prayer in the garden of Ghetsemane maybe work of salvation turned the other way without harmony with God's will.

Christians need to earnestly pray as Jesus prayed in the Garden Ghetsemane while in front of the important cases. Without prayer as Jesus in garden Ghetsemane can not tolerate loneliness and pressure against with good behaviour. Pilate could not do right for Jesus though he keeps the power in hands. Pilate had to do wrong what in his conscience but he never regretted. Pilate knew Jesus innocent but in front of the pressure of the crowd he refused to release Jesus: "
From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.” John 19:12. Pilate failed because of sitting on the throne but Jesus won because he knelt down and prayed in the garden of Ghethsemane.

Ghetsemane where the war ended, Jesus won by prayer so he taught all Christians,
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” "Matthew 26:41. Ghetsemane once come in never forget.

Passion 2012
Pastor Nguyen Quoc Dung

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