And He Gave Thanks

And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you,  – Matthew 26:27

Many of us have held the hands of loved ones while the hours they had on this earth were waning fast. Here we see the steady hand of the Son of God holding a cup.

That Same Hand

– That grasped Mary’s finger
– That reached out and touched the man with the withered hand
– That touched his frightened disciples at the mount of transfiguration.

– That calmed the storm and lifted Peter from the depths
– That touched blind eyes and made them see

– That unstopped deaf ears and made them hear

That Same Hand
– That in just a few hours will replace the ear of a temple guard
– That will be bound tightly

– That will be nailed to the cross
– That will be folded in death

That same hand – is holding a cup – full of crimson wine symbolizing the blood now running hot in his veins soon to make wet the dust of Jerusalem and atone for the sins of His church.

And He gave thanks… 

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