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Day 20 - Gethsemane

 

Ornament: Gift

Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:36-45, D&C 19:16-19

Videos: The Savior Suffers in Gethsemane

None Were With Him

Picture: Jesus Praying in Gethsemane

“Brothers and sisters, one of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for our little version of that path—the merciful care of our Father in Heaven, the unfailing companionship of this Beloved Son, the consummate gift of the Holy Ghost, angels in heaven, family members on both sides of the veil, prophets and apostles, teachers, leaders, friends. All of these and more have been given as companions for our mortal journey because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His gospel. Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone nor unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are. Truly the Redeemer of us all said: “I will not leave you comfortless: [My Father and] I will come to you [and abide with you].”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, None Were With Him, Ensign Magazine May 2009