Take This Cup

Oh my father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt. – Matthew. 26:39

I look on the above passage as one of the great lessons Christ teaches. It is in our nature to argue with God — to think we know better what is best for us and others. Christ’s humanity cries out to let the cup of torture and death pass from him, but then immediately resigns his will to God and God’s plan for him and humanity. Perhaps he is teaching us that it is okay to implore God to change our circumstances and our outcome, but at some point resignation brings a settled quiet of mind and spirit. When we do so, we learn the famous adage – there are no disappointments to those whose wills are buried in the will of God.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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