Welcome to Stop 1 - Sorrow
Mark 14: 32-36
Jesus and his followers went to a place called Gethsemane. He said to his followers, “Sit here while I pray.” Jesus told Peter, James, and John to come with him. Then Jesus began to be very sad and troubled. He said to them, “I am full of sorrow. My heart is breaking with sadness. Stay here and watch.”
Jesus walked a little farther away from them. Then he fell on the ground and prayed. He prayed that, if possible, he would not have this time of suffering. He prayed, “Abba, Father! You can do all things. Let me not have this cup of suffering. But do what you want, not what I want.”
Have you ever experienced walking alongside a friend going through a tough time? Perhaps they have had a fall out with another friend, a special person has died, or they are having to make a really difficult decision to give something up?
Jesus knew something terrible was going to happen, he knew that it was important that he did what God want. It was part of a bigger plan, but it still was not easy. So Jesus went with his friends somewhere quiet and prayed.
When things are hard having people who care about us just being with us, even if they don’t have answers, is helpful. Telling Jesus our problems and worries just like Jesus did to Father God really helps.