cup for cup

There are two cups.

On the night before Jesus died, he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.  “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” He refers here to the cup of God’s wrath.

Our sin is uglier and more serious than we can ever imagine. None of us can escape its reach. It turns us away from God, leading to death and separation from Him. Our sin demands payment in the form of His wrath.

Jesus took the cup of God’s wrath and drank it for us, down to the last drop. Not one drop remains. He willingly gave His life for mine.

That same night, he took another cup, and he gave it to His disciples. In communion we have a sweet reminder of that night.

Jesus traded cups with me. He drank the cup of wrath and gives to me the cup of blessing. For me to drink, down to the last drop. A cup full of His perfect love and forgiveness.

There were two cups, and He traded mine for His.

I Will Glory in My Redeemer
I will glory in my Redeemer
Whose priceless blood has ransomed me
Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails
And hung Him on that judgment tree
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who crushed the power of sin and death
My only Savior before the Holy Judge
The Lamb Who is my righteousness
The Lamb Who is my righteousness

I will glory in my Redeemer
My life He bought, my love He owns
I have no longings for another
I’m satisfied in Him alone
I will glory in my Redeemer
His faithfulness my standing place
Though foes are mighty and rush upon me
My feet are firm, held by His grace
My feet are firm, held by His grace

I will glory in my Redeemer
Who carries me on eagle’s wings
He crowns my life with lovingkindness
His triumph song I’ll ever sing
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who waits for me at gates of gold
And when He calls me it will be paradise
His face forever to behold
His face forever to behold
His face forever to behold
~Steve and Vikki Cook

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One response to “cup for cup

  1. beautiful reminder, sweet friend.

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