After Jesus had His last supper with His disciples, they went out into the Garden of Gethsemane. There, Jesus began to feel the weight of the cross and was overwhelmed. He instructed his friends to pray for Him and with Him. After going on alone, He fell to the ground and prayed. If there was any other way to redeem us, to pay for our freedom from sin, Jesus begged His Father to do it instead. Yet, no matter the answer, He said, “not my will, but Your will.” Jesus would do whatever it took to save you and me.
After collecting rocks and twigs outside, the kids created their own Garden of Gethsemane dioramas. We covered shoe boxes with black construction paper, glued stick trees and moss, and carefully laid rocks to set the scene. Then we placed Jesus in the Garden and considered how He willingly decided to go to the cross. We prayed next to our gardens, thanking Jesus for His great love.
Read about Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane in Matthew 26:36-46.
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