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The Cup Jesus Drank for Us

DSC01178 (3)As we think together about how our Lord suffered in our behalf, let’s reflect again, as thoughtfully and reverently as we can, about what he was suffering.

In Jesus’ sin offering and sacrificial death for us… as he drank the cup giving to him by his Father… do we know what was in the cup (Luke 22:42)? Was it the cup of his Father’s wrath? Or was it the full cup of suffering— the ultimate consequence of our rebellion…so that we could hear the Lamb say, “Father forgive them… they don’t know what they are doing?”

How much is to be risked or gained by wondering whether the cup Jesus drank for us was the full measure of the blind fear and rage of our rebellion— so that our God could show us how much he loves us, and what he is willing to forgive?


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  1. Motorcycleminister says:

    Good day to all… I believe no one will ever know what was in that cup. However, I know what my relationship with Jesus and God has done for me. Blessings to Mart, his family, and all the readers.

  • jeff1 says:

    For myself, I have been running and hiding most of my life, and this hymn resonates in my heart.

    My favorite singer of gospel music is Elvis as He introduced me to gospel music when I was just ten years old.

    It was church music that Elvis was raised on and that is perhaps why he won 3 emmy awards for gospel music.

    If you have not heard him sing this song then you do not know what you are missing, like all his gospel music he sings it from the heart.

    “It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)”

    The chimes of time ring out the news,
    Another day is through.
    Someone slipped and fell.
    Was that someone you?

    You may have longed for added strength,
    Your courage to renew.
    Do not be disheartened,
    For I have news for you.

    It is no secret what God can do.
    What He has done for others, He’ll do for you.
    With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you.
    It is no secret what God can do.

    There is no night for in His light
    You never walk alone.
    Always feel at home,
    Wherever you may go.

    There is no power can conquer you
    While God is on your side.
    Take Him at His promise,
    Don’t run away and hide.

    It is no secret what God can do.
    What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you.
    With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you.
    It is no secret what God can do.