3.4.9.2 Jesus in Gethsemane

After the Last Supper, Jesus and the Apostles went to the Garden of Gethsemane. The human nature of the Son of God became evident in His dread of the impending crucifixion. In humbleness and surrender to God He knelt down and wrestled in prayer: "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done" (Luke 22: 42). An angel then appeared and strengthened Him. Jesus subjected Himself completely to His Father's will–prepared to bring the sacrifice.

Thereafter Jesus was arrested. Judas Iscariot had betrayed Him to the soldiers with a kiss. The Lord did not make use of the powers of heaven in order to avoid arrest, but rather drank the cup of suffering which His Father had given Him (John 18: 11). The disciples abandoned Him and fled.

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