And Jesus went away to pray, saying, “O my Father, if possible, let this cup be taken from me...” And he prayed a second time,”If this cup may not pass away from me except I drink it, then your will be done.”
– Matthew 26:39-42
I often wonder what would have happened to the Easter story and the whole process of salvation if God had granted his son’s request.
Jesus, who was both human and divine, was exercising his human nature when he prayed, “Please, Father, do I have to go through this?”
“Yes, Son. This was the plan.”