“…“My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death…” - Mark 14:34.
If there was one wish granted where you could have been with Jesus, where would it be? When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead? Or maybe when Jesus walked on water? Or when Jesus cast out the Legion of demons? The scenes must have been spectacular, or jaw-dropping.
However, as I long for deeper intimacy with God, I am seeking less of the glamorous and miraculous. If anything, the place I would have most wanted to be with Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane. Extreme pressure was mounting, his soul being crushed, agonizing with sweat-drops of blood - I want to see how He prayed. Because this life we live is filled with tragedy, pain, and suffering - until you come to The Redemption, Jesus Christ. I am greatly encouraged and strengthened when I feel hard-pressed on every side, and I look down at the road of this hard life, look carefully, and notice the road is bloodstained. Someone has gone down this road ahead of me! It is Jesus and He knows! Jesus is familiar with sorrows, suffering, and pain! Just follow the marks of blood, and I will find my way. Jesus knows!