HIS CUP OF SORROW 
 
Christ’s determination
To fulfil His divine mission,
To be the propitiation for all mankind’s sin
Headed for Jerusalem during Passover
Knowing the excruciating suffering that awaits Him there!
 
His greatest anguish was
Not the physical pain of a cruel death,
But when, covered by our horribly repulsive sins
His heavenly Father momentarily averted His Face,
Causing our Lord to cry out piteously
“My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me?”
 
Our Lord had revealed
Through His voluntary immense suffering,
There is no greater LOVE
Than to lay down one’s life for another!
 
Suffering builds moral strength in character
Through displaying a spirit of self-sacrifice for others
The selfish man who clings to life will lose it
The generous man who loses it for another will gain eternal life!