by: Judy Nichols-Wilson
Jesus instructed the disciples to each drink from the cup that contained a representation of His blood, as they participated in Passover/Last Supper. He stated that all should drink from the chalice – not just one or two of them. This placed each participant on the same level, as they were invited to commune with Jesus. It did not matter what the cup looked like – whether new or old, the most important thing is what the chalice held. The Last Supper celebrated the sacrifice that Jesus was getting ready to do on our behalf.
The disciples did as Jesus requested – each drinking from the one cup. We know that the cup contained wine to represent the shedding of Jesus’ blood. But reflect with me…..
What has been placed in the cup of your life that Jesus’ blood needs to cover? As you drink of negative, challenging, and hurtful issues, do you continue to realize that Jesus’ blood was shed for whatever you experience in life? Do you realize that He is there along every step of the way? Sometimes we forget and try to carry our cross alone.
When your life is finished, what will its testimony be? Will you have given it all despite the thorns, pain and agony that you have been through? As you give, of yourself to others, have you surrendered total control of your life to Jesus despite its brokenness? Do you know that He can use you despite your brokenness? Rejoice and be glad each day that God gives you. The cup that you sip may begin as marah, but the blood of Jesus takes away the bitterness! He loves you so much!!