Week 13, Wednesday, Mark 14:32-42

Mark Devotionals

by, Rev. Sunil Balasundaram

Go to Mark 14:32-42

[Please read and meditate on the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]


Gethsemane is one of the most personal moments of Jesus that is revealed to us. It is here that we see Jesus in such deep emotional and spiritual anguish that it affected him physically (Luke 22:44). He yearned for his Father’s Presence and he depended on his close friends’ prayer support. But as he struggled with what lay ahead he knew that only he had to face the destiny that awaited him. No one could do it for him. Ever been there before? You may or may not have human support (he didn’t – his friends were asleep!), you will have God’s Presence in your most dire need (an angel was sent to strengthen him, Luke 22:43); but only you can fulfill the Purpose that your Maker and Redeemer has fashioned you for. Jesus did his Father’s will because finally that’s what he wanted to do. What will yours and my desire be?


Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus that even though the decision was far from easy, your desire was always to be obedient to your Father’s will. You wanted to do what the Father had planned not only because you loved Him, but also because you loved me. There was no other way I could be saved except that you “drank that cup”! And you were vindicated by being raised from the dead. Give me the courage and strength to do the same. Not only because I love you, but also because of my love for those you have placed me among. I want to be obedient to your will even in the face of affliction and touch others’ lives in a way that will bring you pleasure and glory. Amen.

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