Matthew 26:39 AV
And he went a little further,
and fell on his face,
and prayed, saying,
O my Father, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me:
nevertheless not as I will,
but as thou [wilt].
Make me Your captive, Lord, then I shall be truly free.
Blondin, the famous wire-walker who crossed the Niagara gorge triumphantly, later attempted the feat with a twelve-year-old lad on his shoulders.
At the outset, the boy was told that there must be but one will in the daring enterprise. The lad was trained to sway with Blondin under all circumstances. During the event the wire started vibrating, but the lad had learned his lesson well.
As the master wire-walker held his balance, the boy swayed with his master. They moved on to victory.
The Saviourhood of Jesus was made manifest to perfection when His will was expressed in complete accord with the will of God.
He knew the purpose for which God had sent Him into the world. But in the fulfillment of it, He experienced a cup which contained such bitterness that Jesus prayed, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”
In the experiences of life we, too, must learn the importance of submitting our wills to God, of letting our wills be subject to His in all things.
▪︎ Ask your heavenly Father, to make your life obedient to His will.
▪︎ Because your love for Him, tell Him that you desire to fulfill the purposes to which He has called you
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