Jesus’ Sorrow

After Jesus ate the Passover meal, He asked Peter, James and John to go with Him to a place called Gethsemane. Jesus told His disciples that He was very sad and full of sorrow. Then Jesus asked these three men to stay awake and wait for Him. Jesus walked a little farther and fell on the ground and prayed to God.

Jesus was sad and sorrowful because He knew that soon Judas would give Him to the soldiers. Judas planned to give Jesus to the soldiers so they could arrest Him and kill Him. Jesus also knew that soon He would suffer a terrible death on a cross. Remember that while Jesus lived on earth, He was in the form of a man. He felt pain just like we do.

Matthew 26:42 tells us what Jesus finally prayed to God. “Then Jesus went away a second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if I must do this and it is not possible for me to escape it, then I pray that what you want will be done.’” It was God’s plan for Jesus to die. Jesus accepted God’s will.

Sometimes it is God’s plan for us to suffer, too. We should remember that God was with Jesus, and God will be with us, too. He will help us face our problems and struggles.