Dear Hope family,

Thought for the Week

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Mark 14v36 “Yet not what I will, but what you will.”(NIV)

On this Thursday, Jesus knew he was about to face rejection, betrayal, desertion, false accusation, injustice, abuse, mocking, beating, theft, crucifixion, intense pain, death, the bearing of sin and the wrath of God his Father.

He could choose to go through with it, or turn away. It is in this context that he says to his disciples, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” And he says to his Father, “Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Sometimes God’s call is clear, but we can see it will be difficult. We have a choice.

Jesus chose to be obedient to his Father for our good. It was going to hurt both him and his disciples in the short term, but ultimately obedience would bring good fruit.

May the Lord fill us with thankfulness this Easter time.

With love and blessing,