Only hours remained until Jesus would endure a level of stress so severe he sweat blood, be forced to endure an illegal kangaroo-court, falsely accused (and convicted) of crimes he did not commit, beaten within an inch of his life, executed by crucifixion, taking upon Himself the sins of the entire world, thereby incurring the very wrath of God upon sin.
It was Jesus who inspired, encouraged, motivated, loved, and stood strong for His closest friends. The disciple, John, records those powerful moments when Jesus comforted His disciples by telling them, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me… Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid…As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you…I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Bottom Line: Then, and now, Jesus is whispers, “Lean on Me. I’ve got this.” :))
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick