Daily Radio Bible Podcast
There's something that Peter, Judas and all the disciples, and even you and I have in common betrayal. Despite our best intentions, despite all of our resolve, we have betrayed him with our lips, our words, our feet a kiss. all of humanity has fallen away. Isaiah says, all of us like sheep, straight away. We've left God's path to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of a soul. All of us have been deceived by the lie of separation. believing that God has separated himself from us, that God somehow has denied us. We forge our lives completely apart from God. We've all bitten into the deceitful fruit that makes us betray our God, ourselves, and others. So Jesus takes up the cup, a cup of bitter suffering, a cup of death, death on a cross, a death, he'll die on behalf of all of us who have betrayed Him. Jesus offers himself in self giving radically forgiving, co suffering love. In his death, he defeats death and draws us into His resurrection life. He drank the cup of suffering, and hands us a cup of life and hope. He takes the bread of brokenness and gives us the bread of healing and life. He offers his body and blood so that the world can be mended and made whole. He offers himself. Let us give thanks to our God who's given everything that we might have his life now. Amen.