“Thy will be done.”
Those were difficult words for Jesus to say in the Garden of Gethsemane (Click here to read the text).
They are also difficult words for us to say. Just now I was talking with a dear sister in Christ who has experienced some very difficult times.
“Thy will be done”?
We can say those words because we know the rest of the verse…
“Father…” What Jesus did for us enables us to be confident that, no matter what we have done wrong, what sins we have committed, we can claim God as our dear Father.
“Father, all things are possible with you…” We are praying to a God who has never met a problem too big to solve. We are praying to a God who knows the future and can make that future work out as he knows is best for us his children. We are praying to a God who has already planned the joys of eternity for us. No matter what the problem, we can know that our Father can help.
“Take this cup from me…” Don’t be afraid to ask for the impossible. Don’t think it is too big. And don’t think any problem that is troubling you is too trivial. Your Father has said, “Ask… seek… knock” (Matthew 7). So knock on God’s door persistently. Seek his loving face. Ask for the impossible.
These truths enable us to say these difficult words:
“Not my will, but thy will be done.”
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Easter for Kids
Register your child for Easter for Kids on Saturday, April 13 by clicking here. A great time to invite your neighborhood children to come to learn about Jesus.
We are just $4,400 shy the half-way mark for our Cool Million Campaign and signing our 5th $10,000 Tithe check, this one to Garden Homes Lutheran Church and School. You can give online by clicking here. Thanks for every gift!
Off to watch the Badgers play! Enjoy your weekend!
PS. Attached is our Malawi Mission Partner Communique about faith in the face of flooding. Grant us such faith in the face of suffering! There is also a link to give aid to the flood victims and churches. Also attached is the St. Paul’s News for the week.