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Today's Devotion

“Not My Will, But Yours Be Done”

  • September 22, 2018 | Luke 22:42
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The Gethsemane Church of All Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony, was built in 1924 at the traditional site of the Garden of Gethsemane. Inside the church is a rock, now enclosed by a wrought-iron crown of thorns, said to be where Christ prayed on the night before His crucifixion. The church’s ceiling domes suggest a night sky—blue with stars, accompanied by olive branches to evoke the garden.

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Colorado has 58 mountain peaks that measure more than 14,000 feet high, often known as “14ers.” During a family reunion in 2005, the more adventurous in our group climbed one of the easier 14ers, Quandary Peak. If you’ve ever attempted such a feat, you know that climbing to that elevation takes considerable effort. As you ascend, the air becomes thinner, and your body reacts to the changing altitude. But the views from the top were astounding (as were the increasingly forceful winds!). Valleys have their own type of beauty. The most memorable one that I have seen is Dead Sea Valley in Israel.

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