I’ve come here with a mission
And soon I’ll give my life for this world
I’m praying in the garden
And I’m looking for a miracle
A reference to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane the night he was arrested. He would be put on trial and condemned to crucifixion. Jesus’s words,
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:39)
Jesus was asking God for a miracle. I never considered that verse in such a profound light until the moment I heard that song. Jesus was asking for a miracle, one that would not be granted.
Not even Jesus, God’s own Son, was saved by a miracle although none but Him has ever been worthy of it.
When tragedy strikes, pray with all your heart for a miracle.
When it arrives, praise God.
When it doesn’t arrive, praise God all the more, for a miracle withheld once saved your soul.