Some Biblical reflections from your Classis Leader, Rev. Curry Pikkaart
During the Lenten season I was struck again by Jesus’ time in Gethsemane. The horror of the cross and the weight of the world’s sin lay heavily upon Him. So much so that He repeatedly asked His Father if there was any other way. His struggles and prayer were so intense that he sweat drops of blood. Never once in my life during my struggles and prayers have I even come close to that intensity. I doubt I will ever fully understand the wrestling and turmoil of his soul.
Yet He ended by doing what He always did – submitting to His Father’s will. “Nevertheless, not my will but yours be done.” That’s what enabled him, as He breathed his last, to say, “Into your hands I commit my spirit.” He trusted His Father. And that trust freed and empowered Him to His Father’s work.
I will never bear the sin of the world and will more than likely will never sweat drops of blood. But I can work at continuing to trust. For Jesus reminds me that the work of the Lord can only be done when we trust the Lord of the work. Lord, help me to trust, fully and completely, so I can do your work fully and completely.