May 23 2015
Mark 14: 32-42
It was a crisp, fresh morning in the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa. I decided to take a stroll through the hotel gardens and enjoy the nature. As I rounded a bush I came into a small clearing and was startled when I saw a man sitting alone on a plastic chair. His eyes were shut but he was talking with great gusto and gesticulating in with his hands. I watched him for a moment as a warm feeling of familiarity arose within me. I knew what he was doing. He was praying, and with enthusiasm; it was a joy to see, but I moved on quickly so as not to being noticed.
When we read the story of Gethsemane we find ourselves walking in on a moment in Jesus’ personal prayer life and there is much that we can learn as we watch Jesus in the garden through the eyes of his disciples. More