I don't know how many times I have read this Scripture, but it only hit me this morning Christ "told His disciples to get Him out of there".
As if He needed them to "get Him out of there". Here is the Son of God, one who has complete power at the tip of His finger, getting help from mere humans.
You know, He asks the same of us.
Our ABBA, The Creator of this world, when creating us, in His Image, put within us a deep desire to be "needed". To have worth. To count for something. To be recognized. To be accepted. To be desired. And most of all. most of all. To be unconditionally loved.
Yet, here we are, the created ones, ignoring, setting aside all He has asked us to do. Putting our "self" on top of the priority list. We are picking and choosing which and what we want to do for our Lord.
The times I do become humble and think about putting my arrogance in His face, I am repulsed.
But still there are moments when the human side of me steps in. and I flat out refuse.
Who do I think I am to do this?
"He told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, "Quiet! Settle down!" The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass.(Mark 4:39)
He is "I AM". God of all.
There are so many times I haven't a clue how often, His Grace has saved me from when I am nothing but arrogant.