When Jesus came face to face with the greatest crisis of his earthly life—his impending crucifixion—God showed him his love. The scripture above allows us to be witness to that tender display.
As Jesus plead with the Father to take his cup of suffering away, yet submitted to God’s will at the same time, we see the Father reach out to Jesus in love by sending one of the very angels of heaven to minister to him. And when God did this, when God showed Jesus his love, it strengthened him.
So when we watch others go through times of great difficulty or crisis—whether physical, emotional, or spiritual—one perfect way we can pray for them is by asking God to show them his love. And as God tenderly finds personally tailored ways to do just that, those hurting and struggling will experience God’s loving touch. Those in crisis will be strengthened.
Do you long to help loved ones and others in crisis today? Get down on your knees in prayer and cry out, “Lord, show them your love!”
“When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.’” Luke 7:13
*How has God shown you his love in a time of crisis?