Luke 22:41-44 He walked away, about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed. "Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine. Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.
I think sometimes we hear this story so much that we don't hear the details. There is no a person that I know personally that hasn't heard that Jesus died for us. But how many people really stop and think about what Jesus went through for us.
Jesus didn't just say, "Okay God let me just jump up here and die like you told me to. I am Your son so it won't hurt a bit, lets get this done." Jesus dreaded all the pain that was to come, He know how horrible it was going to be, He ask God to stop it if possible, then He told God that He was willing if that is what God wanted. Jesus died a horrible death so that we could have life...Jesus dreaded this death so much that he sweat blood...yet He died for us anyway. How can we take that lightly? How can we ignore that? How can we not be thankful?
Jesus loved you and me enough to take our suffering. God loved you and me enough, so much that he watched His very own Son suffer for us. God loves us so much that even in our indifference He watched His Son suffer a horrible death for our sins. Can you imagine watching your child suffer like Jesus suffered for somebody that didn't even give your child the time of day? God did that, because he loves us so much!! How dare me not try to be the best that I can be!!