Early Sunday morning as I was driving to our Easter service, I was thinking about the faith it takes to surrender to the Lord and His will for our lives. I realized we would not be celebrating Easter if Jesus had not surrendered to His Father’s will of the death on the cross. He is our wonderful example.
The faith that is involved in surrendering to His will is not easy. Hebrews 12:2b says Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. (NLT) or the NKJV who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Jesus thought about what he was going to have to endure. I always wonder how he went from the last meal with his disciples, where he served them: lovingly washing their feet sharing what we now call communion with them–and also knowing what was coming as he released Judas to his mission of betrayal.
Then they made the trip to the Garden of Gethsemane.