“Coming out, he went to the Mount of Olives, as he was accustomed, and his disciples also followed him. When he came to the place, he said to them, pray that you may not enter into temptation. And he withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw; and he knelt down and prayed, saying, Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from me; nevertheless not my will but yours be done. Luke 22:39-42.
The Lord went from Jerusalem into the night with His disciples. That night He was to be taken and interrogated and crucified the next day. All the details of what happened there, was awful “cup” caused him unspeakable sorrow. He, the Son of God, was true Man at the same time.
His entire life on earth showed Christ to be in perfect harmony with His Father. It was always His “meat” to do the will of God (John 4:34). Yet now God expected something of him which he had to dread: Christ, the pure and Holy One could not wish to be forsaken by God. The “Prince of Life” (Acts 3:15) could not wish to enter death.