04.01.00.A. CHRIST IN THE GARDEN OF OLIVES by Eugene Delacroix, 1827. Jesus, who existed from eternity past, came to earth for the salvation of mankind, to restore man’s image in the likeness of His creator. Jesus is shown in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to becoming the sacrifice for humanity, so mankind can live with Him into eternity future. He was born for a destiny.