What would you do if you knew you only had a few days left to live? How would your routine change? What things would you decide against doing because you had more important things to do? What things would you suddenly decide to do because you only have a little time left?
My Master faced the end of His life and He did so with the God in Heaven and the people of the world on His mind. Knowing full well that He came to earth to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of mankind, the Lord still wrestled with the magnitude of what was about to happen Him.
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Knowing that His life was almost over, my Lord spent his final peaceful moments–before His arrest, before His trial, before His beatings and before His crucifixion–in prayer to God. He knew this would be His last opportunity to do anything as a free man, because He was soon to be arrested. And what did He do? He went to the Father in prayer. Because the most important thing He could think to do, before going through such a challenge, was speak to God about it.
Let that be a lesson for us all. The Lord was so secure in His relationship with God that talking with Him was the only thing He wanted to do before He faced the end of His life.
May we all have such relationships with God, that we would go to Him whenever we face our own hardships and trials.