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Cry to God in trials but accept his will

Cover of Kinloch’s Thoughts of Christ for Every Day of the Year

Today's Devotional

...[A]nd began to be sore amazed—Mark 14:33 (KJV).

It was thus that Christ commenced that sore agony in the garden, the depths of which no human apprehension can fathom. The same feeling of amazement—the absence, that is, of all consciousness except of the arrival of something strangely and indefinitely fearful—is what often forms the commencement of human anguish. The agony of the Christian begins like that of his Lord. There then succeeds, as with the Savior, the intenseness of acute suffering, under which the prayer arises, “Abba, Father everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me.” Oh well if the Christian can add with Christ, “Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

O blessed Lord Christ, who for me didst endure thy sore agony in the garden, help me in the season of mine anguish to cling to the remembrance of Gethsemane; and give me, with thine own supplication for the removal of the cup, also thy submissiveness to drink it, to the praise of thine indwelling Spirit.

About the author and the source

In the preface to his Thoughts of Christ, Lord Kinloch declared that he had long thought the likeliest mode of combating religious infidelity would be to promote a perception of Christ’s human personality. His Thoughts aimed to do that. He was also the author of the hymn “Mansions for Me” and a judge for the Court of Sessions, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Lord Kinloch (William Penney). Thoughts of Christ for Every Day of the Year. London: Religious Tract Society, n.d.

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