“How is the sudden and dramatic change of atmosphere between the upper room and Gethsemane to be explained, even in a measure?”
~Frederick S Leahy in The Cross He Bore
Lent started on Wednesday and I am using this time to focus more on Christ and what he has done for me. When I was reading The Cross He Bore that sentence hit me. How many times have we felt like we have gone from the “Upper Room” of close intimate fellowship to the pain and upheaval of “Gethsemane.”
Jesus went from fellowship to fear in the matter of hours.
There was agony and sorrow.
The disciples lives were changed forever.
One disciple would prove to be a traitor and take his own life.
Other disciples would place their life on the line for their Lord and Savior.
One thing was for certain, life that existed in the Upper Room would never be the same after Gethsemane.
Maybe you have had a life experience that altered your life or left you wounded. You are not alone, God has been there and he is there with you now. Gethsemane means “the oil press,” God was pressed and crushed for you. If you are experiencing life’s pain and suffering know that you have a God who has defeated death.
Sometimes our mind needs to rest in that and feelings will follow later.