The Cup of Poison that Jesus Drank

Jesus (pictured at the bottom) prays and asks that he would not have to drink this “cup” of sin. Sin is poison. Sin hurts us. Jesus drank the poison, paid for sin with his blood, and tells us to look up at the cross, believe, and live.

Here’s a picture that I drew in my journal, never expecting to use it in conferences or a blog.  But here it is.  (Click on the picture so you can see it better.)

See my friend Julie’s comment below on the cross.  She shares beautiful insight here as well.
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About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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4 Responses to The Cup of Poison that Jesus Drank

  1. Hope,

    This picture gave me chills. Thank you for sharing that!

    -Brittany

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  2. Brittany, it reminds me of the dream you posted the other day. That was so meaningful. God is speaking! And THAT gives me chills!!

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  3. Oh, Hope! You truly are my favorite artist. I’m going to have a Hope Gallery :<). What an incredible picture to meditate upon when I am whining about the sips of poison that come into my day. This morning in my devo time, He lovingly took from me my disappointment, anger and despair and gave back to me His love. Yet, I so resent taking the yuck of another and returning love. I'm printing your picture to remind me of what He has done for me. I am just so thankful God granted me the opportunity to learn from you.

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    • Part of me is ROTFL! I’ve NEVER been called a favorite artist!

      The other part of me is teary-eyed. BillieJo it’s been beautiful to walk with you the last few weeks since the writers conference and watch you grow! Just had a thought–maybe the reason we grow is that a child grows. You know, adult bodies stop growing (upward anyway : ) and perhaps the reason you are GROWING RIGHT NOW is because you have become so childlike.

      There’s somethign on that . . .

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