Jesus was astonished at the degree of suffering

Elder Neal A. Maxwell 1926-2004

Imagine, Jehovah, the Creator of this and other worlds, “astonished”! Jesus knew cognitively what He must do, but not experientially. He had never personally known the exquisite and exacting process of an atonement before. Thus, when the agony came in its fulness, it was so much, much worse than even He with his unique intellect had ever imagined! No wonder an angel appeared to strengthen him! (See Luke 22:43.) (Neal A. Maxwell, Willing to Submit, General Conference, April 1985)

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