Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jesus was Afraid

From Max Lucado's Grace For The Moment daily devotional:

Jesus was more than anxious; he was afraid.  How remarkable that Jesus felt such fear.  But how kind that he told us about it.  We tend to do the opposite.  Gloss over our fears.  Cover them up.  Keep our sweaty palms in our pockets, our nausea and dry mouth a secret.  Not so with Jesus.  We see no mask of strength.  But we do hear a request for strength...

The first one to hear his fear is his Father.  He could have gone to his mother.  He could have confided in his disciples.  Either would have been appropriate but neither was his priority.  He went first to his Father.

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