The cup which our Father gives us to drink is a cup for the will. It is easy for the lips to drain it when once the heart has accepted it. Not on the heights of Calvary, but in the shadows of Gethsemane is the cup presented; the act is easy after the choice. The real battlefield is in the silence of the spirit. Conquer there, and thou art crowned.
George Matheson, a minister in the Church of Scotland, was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1842. He entered Glasgow University in 1857, spending five years in the arts and four years in the study of Divinity. He was licensed to preach in 1866.