Jesus knew that the time for his crucifixion was fast approaching so his preparation began. He prayed, spoke with his disciples, and even forgave his betrayer. How amazing that he did all that as he awaited his painful death on the cross. He was obedient, strong, and full of love for all of God's people. Jesus did not die on the cross because he wanted to, he died because God commanded him to for the sake of all of us.