Drip. Drip. Drip.

March 30, 2021       |       The drip, drip, drip of great-smelling coffee in the morning opens wide sleepy eyes, just as the drip, drip, drip of a faucet at night opens wide tired eyes. Paint dripping onto the floor or cake batter onto the counter causes frustration, yet springtime raindrops welcome a new season of flowers and freshness. How about the teardrops of joy falling from happy eyes at a wedding—versus the teardrops of sadness falling from those attending a funeral?

Jesus’ agonizing prayer caused Him to sweat—His body reacting to the life and death situation He was presented with by His heavenly Father. His anguish was so strong that His sweat was like “great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” Drip, drip, drip. His blood fell in the garden as He prayed for you.

Drip, drip, drip. His blood fell as He hung on the cross for you. May you daily be grateful for His sacrifice.

Drip. Drip. Drip.

And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

–Luke 22:44 NKJV

And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

–Luke 22:44 NKJV

The drip, drip, drip of great-smelling coffee in the morning opens wide sleepy eyes, just as the drip, drip, drip of a faucet at night opens wide tired eyes. Paint dripping onto the floor or cake batter onto the counter causes frustration, yet springtime raindrops welcome a new season of flowers and freshness. How about the teardrops of joy falling from happy eyes at a wedding—versus the teardrops of sadness falling from those attending a funeral?

Jesus’ agonizing prayer caused Him to sweat—His body reacting to the life and death situation He was presented with by His heavenly Father. His anguish was so strong that His sweat was like “great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” Drip, drip, drip. His blood fell in the garden as He prayed for you.

Drip, drip, drip. His blood fell as He hung on the cross for you. May you daily be grateful for His sacrifice.

The next time a drip annoys or excites you, remember His sacrifice—His blood shed for you—and thank Him.

The next time you pray in earnest and are overcome with anguish, remember His ultimate sacrifice—and thank Him.

Angela Shears
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