Sweating Blood



I just reread Jesus' experience in the garden of Gethsemane shortly before his arrest. We are told that he carried the crushing weight of all our sins and that he actually sweated blood. At the same time his disciples were overcome by sleep leaving Jesus to go through this experience alone.  

Jesus attempted to wake his disciples several times saying, “Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation”. In truth, we must all watch and pray. Without Jesus' strength, we will be unable to overcome temptation. Like Peter walking on the water, after a few moments he felt fairly confident that he could continue alone. Yet, the minute he took his eyes off of Jesus he began to sink and fear for his life. Likewise, we must never forget that we cannot overcome temptation alone. Victory can only come and continue to come by continually being connected to Him.