Ray Bentley, MATTHEW 26:57-75, May 2-3, 2020
Jesus was forsaken by the disciples. They all fled into the darkness of the garden, and He was alone. Every one needs to learn from His example of intimacy with God. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus had a communion and intimacy with the Father that strengthened Him to endure the cross. We are living in a unique time of history. Take advantage of being alone with the Father! After His arrest, He was brutalized, beaten and spit upon. And still alone. Even Peter denied Him. My heart goes out to Peter. For I have been in the same place, doing what I never thought I would do. I have failed. My flesh has failed. Yet Peter was restored -- and we are too!