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Austin Grigg

Husband, father of three boys, dabbling theologian, web developer and business owner.

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As I was reading Mark 14:32-42 this morning, where Jesus prays in the garden of Gethsemane, it struck me that I often think of the passion and sorrow of Jesus, but miss the perspective of God the Father. As I began praying God gave me this picture of him weeping as Jesus prayed for the cup to pass from him. As only a parent can, God the Father looked down and through his tears refused his son’s request because he had a better plan.

It has been a long time since I have written a poem, but this one flowed out in response:

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On a lonely hill
under an olive tree
a child cried out.
His father turned his head
to cover his face.
Through tears
the father said no
so he might say yes to us.

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