Re:Verse reading–Mark 14:12-31 (day seven)
“I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.”–v 25
I like Jesus. Eyes on the future. Hope!
Just hours away from the cross. Betrayed by a friend (at some level, ALL of his friends), His clear eyes are still focused on the bright day of God’s coming victory. “We will be together again” he says in v 25. “At a great celebration, with wine and glad hearts”.
“For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross” says Hebrews 12:2. I wonder how courageous I would be if I could see life through His eyes? I wonder how undisturbed I would be by the pain and pettiness of this present age if I knew, really knew, that a happy victory was coming, and that I would share it with Him?
I think it is time for me to find out!