Later after entering Jerusalem to shouts of “hosanna” and the cheers of the crowd Jesus told his disciples that he was soon to be killed. He was human. A terrifying future awaited him in just a few days. He felt the horror of that. In John 12:27 he said, “Now my hearts is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour?’ No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.” Immediately John tells us a voice came from heaven and affirmed Jesus. Jesus told his friends, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.” God spoke to bolster the courage of Jesus’ friends. Jesus didn’t need his courage bolstered because he was not wavering.
I suppose the point of what I am saying is, just thinking about the strength, the courage and the determination that Jesus displayed causes me to admire him all the more. It makes me long even more than ever to want others to know and love him, and it makes me want to be like him even more. What a great man he was. And what an incredible God he is, worthy of all my praise and all my devotion.