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The Garden of Betrayal

Have you ever been in a wonderful relationship with someone, in a place in life where all seemed bliss? Me either but I have had good friendships that went bad! I have also been in places that I once loved and had fond memories of only to find them filled with grief from the pain of betrayal. The garden of Gethsemane was referred to as the olive press, probably because it was filled with olive trees. This garden was a place that Jesus often slipped away to so He could commune with His Father. He likely spent many hours in this area and perhaps it was a place of lamentation, supplication, and praise as He sought to be with the Father.

The olive press is used to extract the oil present in the olive. The olive oil is produced in the mesocarp cells, and every cell contains a tiny olive oil droplet. There is a process the olive must go through before the precious oil can be separated from the other fruit contents and