Jesusâ€™ path to the cross really began at the moment of His birth, and before that in the sovereign plan of God in eternity past. But that path took an intensive turn on the night before the crucifixion. Having delivered His Upper Room Discourse and prayed His High Priestly Prayer, Jesus left the Upper Room and led His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane. Although John doesnâ€™t record Jesusâ€™ agonizing prayers in Gethsemane, we know that Jesus was fully aware that the hour of His sacrificial death was upon Him. In the peaceful setting of that garden Jesus was betrayed, arrested, and led away to His multiple trials and death. As we trace this path to the cross we must enter into the fullness of the meaning and emotion of these events. Sorrow, sadness, and sacrifice permeate the story. In the account of Jesusâ€™ arrest weâ€™re reminded that Jesus willingly obeyed the Fatherâ€™s will. He willingly surrendered His life for us.