The night Jesus was to be betrayed, He went to pray in the garden. He knew the cross was before Him. And as He cried tears of blood, Jesus prayed, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:36, NIV)
The cup was the wrath of God. The wrath that we deserve for our sin. And Jesus knew that He would take that wrath on the cross. But, Jesus submitted to his Father’s will, and He drank that cup for you and me on the cross. Praise God the cup was not removed!
– Justin Tweito