Monday, February 08, 2010

The Cup of Our Sin

In the garden, Gethsemane
after the supper, the Passover,
the betrayal,
the breaking of the bread
the sharing of the wine

A different cup waiting
there in the garden
more than sacrifice
waiting for him
the bitter cup of our sin

The Lord praying
his tears like blood
the awesome moment,
“please take this cup from me.”

His humanity, for a moment
rising in panic, to turn from his path;
returning, Christ a servant
putting the cup to his lips

There in the garden
taking on the weight of our sin;
the die cast,
all now leading to Calvary.

February 8, 2010
John 14:1-3, 12-18, 25-27
Psalm 46 (Call to Worship)
Psalm 23
and sermon, “When Your World Come Crashing Down”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 7, 2010,
based in part on article,
"Trauma and Theology",
by Professor Shelly Rambo,
Boston University School of Theology,
Focus Magazine, Winter 2009
Matthew 26:17-30;
Mark 14:12-25;
Luke 22:7-20.
Luke 22:39-46
Matthew 26:35-45
Matthew 26:39
“And he went a little further, and fell on his face,
and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will,
but as thou wilt”. (KJV)

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