April 22, 2011

Jesus in the Garden vs. Disciples in the Ship

As I have mentioned before - I really enjoy Russ Moore's blog Moore to the Point.  It's one of those few blogs that constantly passes along meat and not just pieces of meat (i.e. other people's writing - like I am doing right now :))  So without further ado - I highly encourage you to read his thoughts on Christ in the garden vs. the disciples in the ship. Here is an excerpt - hint it should produce gooseflesh... (HT: Justin Taylor)

When the disciples screamed in the face of a storm, Jesus slept (Mk. 4:37-38). When Jesus screamed in the face of a cross, the disciples slept (Mk. 14:37,41).

Why could Jesus sleep so peacefully through a life-threatening sea-storm, and yet is awake all night in the olive garden before his arrest, crying out in anguish? Why are the disciples pulsing with adrenaline as the ship is tossed about on the Galilee Lake, but drifting off to slumber as the most awful conspiracy in human history gets underway?

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