“If men suffer great pain of mind apparently the blood rushes to the heart. The cheeks are pale; a fainting fit comes on; the blood has gone inward as if to nourish the inner man while passing through its trial. But see our Saviour in His agony; he is so utterly oblivious of self, that instead of his agony driving his blood to the heart to nourish himself, it drives it outward to bedew the earth. The agony of Christ, inasmuch as it pours him out upon the ground, pictures the fulness of the offering which he made for men.
Do we not perceive how intense must have been the wrestling through which he passed, and will we not hear its voice to us? “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” Behold the great Apostle and High Priest of our profession, and sweat even to blood rather than yield to the great tempter of your souls.” -Charles H. Spurgeon
Lord, let me never forget my Savior’s agony. Let me remember His suffering did not just begin on the Cross. Let me remember, He was tempted in every way I am and more. That he was thinking of me. Oh, Lord, in my temptations, in my trials let me think of Him! In my joys and sorrows let Christ alone always be my focus.