Agony in the Garden
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At the foot of the Mount of Olives, near the path over the hill toward Bethany, there was an orchard of olive trees, called "The Garden of Gethsemane." The word "Gethsemane" means oil press. Jesus often went to this place with his disciples, because of its quiet shade. At this garden he stopped, and outside he left eight of his disciples, saying, "Sit here, while I go inside and pray."
He took with him the three chosen ones, Peter, James and John, and went within the orchard. Jesus knew that in a little while Judas would be there with a band of men to seize him; that within a few hours he would be beaten, and stripped, and led out to die. The thought of what he was to suffer came upon him and filled his soul with grief.
He said to Peter, and James, and John, "My soul is filled with sorrow; a sorrow that almost kills me. Stay here and watch while I am praying." He went a little further among the trees, and flung himself down upon the ground, and cried out "O, my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will!"