What spills out?

“Gethsemane” by Rachel Warburton

Christ wanted the bitter cup to pass..
But it didn’t. 

It has left me thinking about the “cups” in our lives… 
And this quote came to mind:

Say you are holding a cup of coffee and someone bumps into you, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? You spilled it because that was what was in your cup. Had there been tea in your cup, you would have spilled tea. The point is, whatever is inside your cup is what will spill out. Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you up (which will happen), whatever is inside your cup will spill out. It’s easy to fake it, until you get rattled. So we have to ask ourselves, what is in our cup? When life gets tough, what spills out? Joy, gratefulness, peace, and humility? Or does bitterness, anger, harsh words and actions come out? You choose! 

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That quote left me pondering, what spilled from Christ’s cup?

First, humility. 
“Not my will, but thine be done.”

Next, understanding
As he told his not so vigilant disciples, “Sleep, and take your rest” (Matt 26:45)

Then, kindness. 
Calling His betrayer, “Friend.” (Matt 26:50)

Then, healing. 
“Suffer He this far, and He touched his ear, and healed him” (Luke 22:51)

Next, faith. 
“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matt 26:53)

Next, forgiveness. 
“Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.”

Then, service. 
“Behold thy mother.” (John 19:26-27)

Last, love. 
As he sacrificed His life, so each one of us could live again, “It is finished.” (John 19:30)

Humility. Understanding. Kindness. Healing. Faith. Forgiveness. Service. Love. Today, let us strive to fill our cup with the same.


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