Obedience Requires Humility
“Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.” And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will." Matthew 26:38-39
Jesus’ honesty and transparency with His disciples always touches me. Here He was the Son of God and He told them exactly and very frankly how He felt. He didn’t go into all the details and pour His heart out to them, because that was meant for the Father to hear. However, it took humility to admit His feelings and emotions to His followers. He was the Son of God to them. Don’t you think they looked to Him for security and strength?
Picture this and don’t forget it. The scene is beautiful. Jesus fell on His face and prayed. The phrase translated “fell on his face,” means exactly that—He prostrated Himself face first on the ground. The Son of God went flat out, to His face, in prayer to His Father. Read it again and don’t leave it until you get a mental picture of this beautiful act of humility.
So I ask you what I ask myself: “If Jesus, the Son of God, needed to fall on His face in prayer during a desperate moment then how much more do I?”