With Easter coming up this weekend, I am reminded of this song by Needtobreathe, called Garden, which portrays an intimate prayer between God and Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus knows his death is near and his soul is overwhelmed with sorrow. He is troubled and distressed with what his father is asking him to do - asking him to die a gruesome death for undeserving sinners like me. He earnestly prays to God, asking him to take this cup from him, while simultaneously acknowledging that above his own desire, he desires to do his father's will - to give his life for you and me.
This song portrays Jesus in that moment of distress and sorrow, yet through the anguish, he fulfills God's will and his purpose living on earth. His death pays the price for our sins and saves our souls. The ultimate sacrifice.
I love how the artist of this song not only portrays the struggle Jesus is dealing with in his heart and the desire to do God's will, but also the way the artist draws a parallel to my heart and the way I want to have a heart after God. This example of love and sacrifice shown by God, makes me want to do God's will and I want my heart to always be after him.
Lyrics to Garden: