Gethsemane (Crushed Olives).

By Yvette van Niekerk – from Daily Devotional Ebenezer

June 18

Matthew 26: 36 (AMP) 

36 “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told His disciples, Sit down here while I go over yonder and pray.”

The word “Gethsemane” means crushed olives. What is the result of crushed olives? It forms oil that heals and nourishes and can illuminate. There were really trying times in my life as a young woman and the tears would spill over my face constantly. I would be crying for help and praying for an answer which seemed to never come. I found that the people in my own life couldn’t comprehend or understand the pain I was facing, and they could only look at me without any help.

I found that in my most crushing time I could only wait on the Lord God, no one could help me. I felt the full weight of God’s will in my life. When you are in your Gethsemane, don’t give up, keep on praying and wait on the Lord God. It isn’t possible for others to help you; only God can. 

Prayer

Lord, as our daddies and fathers on earth normally face difficult circumstances, let them embrace You so that the “oil” they produce will be a blessing in our lives. Amen

Yvette van Niekerk

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