Monday, March 29, 2010

Many names

Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation." He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. "Why are you sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation." While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"
Luke 22:39-48 NIV

And so it began... As we enter the week that culminated in three days that changed history more than 2,000 years ago, I just wanted to reflect on the greatness of my God. His sacrifice, His power, His majesty, His selflessness, His love. I am so undeserving. Yet He has blessed me with the gift of His Grace in abundance.


**Please scroll down and pause my player before watching video**


Dawn said...

I love the GRACE acrostic - so true. This is the great week in the year.

Jody said...

I love GRACE, but love Jesus more and more everyday. Happy Monday.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Hey Gigi:)

I have thought of this passage many times. The warning to pray that you would not enter temptation was the most interesting thing to me. He doesn't want them to fall asleep or fall into temptation. To be on the alert...

Blessings to you today:)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful video and reflection! Praising God for His Grace and His love sacrifice - my precious Jesus~

Jess said...

Awesome post...thank you for drawing my attention to what this week is!

Hope all is well

Love you