Friends Needed

What do you do when a friend is sad?  Well all need friends.  They help us feel connected, and provide strength.  Even Jesus needed friends. Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."

There are 3 things happening in this verse. 

1. Jesus is overwhelmed with sadness.  

Jesus knew he was going to face terrible trials and death. There wasn't much his disciples could do for him.

2. He asks his disciples to stay with him.

Just having someone by our side when we are going through a difficult task, is encouraging.  Feeling like we are not alone.

3. He also asks they pray with him.

Luckily there is something we can do when we are with sad friends; pray.  Lift them up in prayer and God can give them comfort like we never could.

Is there a friend you need to call and reconnect with today, or someone you need to pray for?