John18:8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go.”
As Jesus is arrested he protects his disciples. Even in the most pressure filled and painful moment of Jesus’ life he constantly put other before himself.
I once heard it said that when your life is “squeezed” or under pressure, the character traits and behaviors that come out are who you really are. I find it so challenging that Jesus’ character was always selflessness and care for others under high pressure situations. Here in the garden and even hanging on the cross, “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”
Many days I am kind and selfless when all my needs are met. But I am the first to get hangry- (anger produced by hunger), annoyed at loud noises when I am trying to concentrate, or dismissive when I am bothered when watching an intense football game.
Honestly it is weak when I think about it.
-I must beg the Father
-look to the life of Christ and
-submit to the Holy Spirit
so that His peace flows from me and not my impatient and selfish self.
I want my life to look like yours Jesus.