Heavenly Father, thank you that Christ is faithful even though in our nature we are prone to deny him and flee when adversity strikes. Thank you that even in the midst of abandonment and betrayal, Jesus was completely in control and steadfastly walked the path you had set before him. Thank you that Christ walked this path for us, that we might be given new life, forgiveness of sin, and your Spirit. We rejoice in Christ and lean on him, knowing that he is strong though we are weak. Help us to walk in step with the Spirit who replaces fear with power, love and self discipline.