In the Garden of Gethsemane
Often people feel most alone after darkness falls and when it is very quiet.
Can you remember a time when you felt very alone?
Jesus knew that soon the soldiers would come to arrest him, and he would be sentenced to death. He went to a garden, called Gethsemane, with his friends and asked them to keep watch for him while he prayed to God to help him. But, his friends were tired and they fell asleep. In the darkness of night Jesus felt very alone. Even so, he trusted himself to God’s care.
As we hold the shapes in our hands, we remember God’s words:
I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43.1
I have loved you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31.3a
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14.27