My questions are; What are Jesus and I watching for. Why did the disciples not grasp what Jesus was telling them over and over about His death. before He went to pray He said His soul was grieved even unto death.
i have learned the word watch means stay awake. So He asked them to stay awake and have a conversation with the Father apparently for their own benefit.
On this side of the event it is easy to think critical. On their side of the event I am sure their brains could not wrap around Him dying. He healed the sick and raised the dead . He fed thousands of people with little. Surely He would keep Himself from a day of trouble and death. Perhaps they did not understand How they would need to be strengthened in their spirit to withstand the events about to take place. Perhaps if they had they would not have run away. Perhaps God had other roles for them to participate in if they had the courage.
I think there is more than one lesson in here for us. We American Christians have fallen asleep at the wheel of our country. We mistakenly left the governing of our country to the unrighteous and now we are in a mess.
God is on the move with a new event will we wake up and stay awake and pray, intercede and participate . Are we asking what is our part and are we courageous enough to walk into it. Are we available to let God do something kingdom purposed through our life. Or are we going to go nap at the beach and take a stroll down the garden path of our own choosing.