Jesus’ Followers

In our Bible Reading, Jesus was in a garden with His followers. He knew that soon He would die. Jesus also knew that some of His special followers would reject Him.
These verses tell us that Jesus’ followers could not even stay awake while He prayed in the garden. Soon after this, Judas gave Jesus to the Jewish authorities and Peter denied Jesus three times. Jesus must have been very disappointed that even His twelve special followers failed Him.
Jesus knew that when He left the earth, these followers would be leaders of the new church. The spread of the Good News would depend on these men. Maybe Jesus wondered if He could trust them to lead others to salvation.
We are all sinners. And we all disappoint Jesus. But He still loves us and wants us to do our best to follow Him. Ask God to forgive you and help you serve Him.