The Savior prayed to the Father "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done...and being in agony, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground"
His purpose for coming here, the atonement, was upon him, and he drank that bitter cup. His agony was so great that he went beyond what mortal man is able to endure, and afterwards went through the mockery of the Roman guards, and the pains of Calvary's cross.
Love was the reason for this. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
The Savior was obedient in all things that were asked of him, and because of that, we can return and live with him and our heavenly parents again. The Lord doesn't ask us to go through what the Savior went through, just wants us to be obedient to his commandments, and turn to him in our trials. May we remember the sacrifice of the Savior, and as we pray to our Father in Heaven in gratitude for the Savior's sacrifice, may we feel of his love for us.
And when we have trials that we must endure, may we turn to God, as the Savior did, and humbly say "not my will, but thine be done." If we do, we will be exalted on high.
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