The Best Seats

You will indeed drink my cup.  Matthew 20:17-28  What parent wouldn’t do all that they could to gain favor for their child? The mother of James and John tried to do just that. She wanted them to have the best seats in God’s Kingdom. But there are some things a parent simply can’t do for her child. For example, we may be able to write their resume but we can’t take their place in the interview. At the time of the interview, it is the individual who’s name is on the resume, who must wear the shoes. In other words, it is by the child’s experience alone to which she must live and to which she must testify. James, John and the other disciples were chosen for a reason. Their lives would indeed fulfill God’s plan. We who believe must also wear the shoes according to God’s grace and we too will indeed drink of the same cup as we obtain access to the hope of sharing the glory of God.  Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us… Romans 5:1-11