When Jesus was in the Garden after the Passover meal, He was praying with all that was in Him. The scripture tells us in Luke 22:44 that Jesus was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. Doctors will tell you that this is a medical condition called Hematidrosisis and it is a life threatening condition.
The scripture tells us that Jesus prayed, in verse 42 “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Most preachers and teachers will tell you that that was the moment Jesus was displaying his humanism and his desire not to die. But I ask you to consider this possibility. I believe that Jesus’ health at that moment in the Garden was very critical to degree that he could have died right there in the garden. He was so physically weakened that there was no way in his condition that He could have survived, torture, beatings, whip lashes, head trauma, and then still be forced to carry a cross to his execution.
I believe that when Jesus prayed, “Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” He was actually asking God to give Him the strength to finish the mission. I believe He was asking God not to take him from the earth prematurely. But rather, Jesus was asking God to allow Him to fully express his Love for us. Jesus loves you and there is nothing God’s Love cannot do.