Daily Archives: April 25, 2011


Get Up!

It was night in the garden. Judas had gone – songs had been sung, and Jesus had preached to his disciples about his coming death. He had promised them presence of God’s Spirit with them and Jesus urged his disciples to pray with Him saying, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Lk 22.40) He left them alone and kept on walking until overcome with the burden being placed upon Him he fell to his knees and began to pray and sweat and bleed. He knelt and prayed with great wrestling agonizing prayers until he came to the point of surrender. “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me…” Became, “yet not My will, but Yours be done.” (Lk 22:42). As he knelt there surrendering upon his knees and probably upon his face -Luke informs us that an angel came and ministered to him (Luke 22:42) and no doubt the angel said “get up, my Lord.” And Jesus rose from that spot of prayer.

He came to his disciples and found them sleeping and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? GET UP and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”(Luke 22:46.)

Again he went away and he prayed the same prayer (Mark 14:39) Yet again he walked away from them until falling to his knees he began to pray and sweat and bleed. He knelt and prayed with great wrestling agonizing prayers until he came to the point of surrender. “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me…” Became, “yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Perhaps yet again the same angel came to strengthen him and say, “Get up, my Lord.”