I used to view Jesus agony in the Garden of Gethsemane as fear of pain. I mean, here was a man who knew the pain that He was about to suffer! He even asked His Father if there was any other way. The other day I was reading my Bible commentary and was struck by the statement that Jesus agony was not in fact over the pain that He would suffer, but rather the thought of coming in contact with our sin! How deep His love is for us! Not only that He would suffer the physical anguish of torture and crucifixion, but also that the spotless lamb was willing to take our sin upon Himself that we might live!
No matter how you celebrate this season, remember that there is a God who loves you deeper than you can ever imagine. Happy Passover, Easter, Resurrection Sunday..what ever you call it. Peace and blessing to you all!