36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
–Deuteronomy 6:4 tells us that “The LORD our God is one LORD”. While a Triune Godhead may not be 1 in number, they most certainly must be 1 in purpose and harmony. That means if God the Father willed that God the Son die for the sins of mankind (John 3:16), then God the Son must have been of the same will. Before the foundations of the universe were laid, Jesus as God made that choice (1 Peter 1:20); but when He got to the garden of Gethsemane as a Man, He asked if there was any way possible to avoid it (v.39). Why did He make such a request? In Heaven, God would have had complete, omniscient knowledge of pain and suffering, but only as a Man could the Lord truly experience those things. That’s why Hebrews 2:10 tells us that Jesus was made complete through suffering and why Hebrews 4:15 tells us that He is “touched with the feeling of our infirmities”. That our Creator, with full knowledge of pain and suffering, would choose to endure such agony for us is a truth big enough to light the world on fire. But that same Creator choosing to go through with it after He had felt pain and suffering- what more can be said? “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” (Revelation 5:12)