This evening, we meditate upon the simple words of our Lord’s prayer in Gethsemane: “Thy will be done.”
As we listen to Jesus pray, the Spirit brings about a change in our hearts. So often, our prayer can be about our will. With this prayer, our eyes are opened to God’s will. Rather than struggle to make God part of our lives, we see our Lord struggle because we are part of His life. His work in this world was for our salvation.
When disciples enter into places of sorrow, places where they struggle and fail to carry out God’s will, Jesus bears their weakness before His Father. His prayer and labor turn our places of sorrow into the places of God’s strength.