'TAKE THIS CUP FROM ME.'
The severity of these words has only just hit me.
This is not a whimsy, 'maybe please, if it's not too much bother...' suggestion. This is a serious order. This is the prayer that any man facing the death penalty would think of uttering. Yet Jesus knows 100% that his plea is actually possible!
This is the desperate emotional cry that even makes Jesus sweat blood. Please let there be another way!
...But then come the bravest 9 words of all time. It's these words which singles out the prayer of Jesus from the others on death row. It's these words which would change the course of history.
'YET, NOT WHAT I WILL, BUT WHAT YOU WILL.'