“This cup is the new covenant in my blood,” Jesus explained, holding up the wine. These words recorded in Luke 22:20 must have puzzled the disciples. For generations, the Jews had observed the Passover by sacrificing lambs. It was enough to fulfill the law. But it was not enough to take away sins. Only God could offer an eternal solution.
Jesus said, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.” So the thirsty come. A ragged lot we are, bound together by broken dreams and collapsed promises. We thirst for righteousness…a clean conscience, a fresh start, and a clean slate. We pray for a hand which will enter the dark cavern of our soul and do for us the one thing we can’t do for ourselves—make us right again.
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