Drink Up!

“And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou [wilt] (Matt. 26:39).”

“He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done (Matt. 26:42).”

“And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words (Matt. 26:44).”

This cup could not possibly pass from Him.  There was no other way to redeem mankind.  No one else could do it!  “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?  But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be (Matt. 26:53-54)?”

Was Christ looking forward to this?  I don’t believe He (in his humanity) was at this moment–and yet He knew He had to go to Calvary.  And likewise, with some of the trials that we face, although we’d like to skip them, there simply is no other way.  And so… we must drink up!  “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution (II Tim 3:12).”  ‘Thy will be done’ is the place where we must come.  We beg God to let the cup pass.  We tell Him there must be another way.  He tells us to drink up!

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1 Response to Drink Up!

  1. manoahswife says:

    Needed this today. How did you know? 🙂

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