The harrowing prayer of Christ in that garden
Did not change His circumstance.
Indeed it was His last few moments
Before going up to be crucified,
A crucifixion He spoke of repeatedly.
The contents of the prayer
Reveal a level of vulnerability
That is most unsettling.
Christ accepts His crushing fate
While expressing His desire
For a different way.
He did not consider His Father unjust,
He did not begrudgingly approach the cross,
Nor did He downplay
The distress He was under-
He took it up with His Father.
Christ had a will of His own,
And He did not consider it improper
Nor rebellious to express it.
He was honest in His obedience
Genuine in His sacrifice.
He rend His heart and made His request,
Yet He held no entitlement to the outcome.
In the end when the words had been spoken
And the blood-infused sweat
Stained His brow,
He said amen and rose from His knees.
He had said His piece.
And now made peace-
What was to be done was His Father’s will
And not His own.