Thursday, February 13, 2014

When Your Garden Is Invaded (Max Lucado)

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go and pray over there." He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." Matthew 26: 36, 39

The Bible is the story of two gardens. Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand. In the first, God sought Adam. In the second, Jesus sought God. In Eden, Adam hid from God. In Gethsemane, Jesus emerged from the dark. In Eden, Satan led Adam to a tree that led to his death. From Gethsemane, Jesus went to a tree that led to our life. 

If he (Satan) has invaded a garden of your life, then invite Jesus to reclaim it. Open the gate to God. He will enter and do what he did at Gethsemane. He will pray, and he will protect, and he will reclaim. 

~Max Lucado in A Gentle Thunder and Celebrating Christmas with Jesus: An Advent Devotional, Day 23

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