And they [attempted to] give Him wine mingled with myrrh, but He would not take it (Mark 15:23, AMP).
Whew! I read this verse and thought about what Jesus suffered on my behalf. I marveled that he refused anything that might come between him and God.
No medication for all that pain. No stress eating or drinking: anything that might sever or interfere with his connection with the Father.
Don’t we want a close relationship with Him over anything else? No life event will ever compare with what Jesus went through on the cross.
Let’s meditate on God instead of medicating ourselves with our drugs of choice.
Prayer – Lord, when we want anything else, remind us of what really matters. For Jesus’ sake. Amen