“And He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, He gave it to them and they all drank of it” (Mark 14:23).
It was the night before the Lord Jesus went to Calvary to become the substitutionary sacrifice for us. When He held the cup, He knew that ultimately this picture would be accomplished the next day as He took our place, bore our sin, and had placed upon Himself our shame. Yet, notice that when the Savior took the cup, He gave thanks. Sometimes thanksgiving is sacrificial. It doesn’t readily appear that a spirit of thankfulness fits in the current picture. If the Savior gave thanks while holding in His hands the picture of the kind of death He would face the next day, what kind of spirit of thanksgiving must I exhibit today? I am really challenged by this. How about you?
For today: I am going to be thanking the Lord throughout the day. This is my desire and goal. How about you?