The Life of Faith

Andy Nash

Andy Nash is an author and professor who leads family-friendly tours to Israel.

​Proposal From a Divorced Man

When a first-century Jewish man asked a woman to marry him, he looked into her eyes and lifted to her the cup of his covenant. By drinking of the cup, she became his bride. Afterward the groom went away for a time, back to his father’s house, where he built a new place for himself and his bride. At the father’s word—only the father knew when it was time—the groom returned with great fanfare and brought his bride home to live with him. During their time apart, the groom sent her special messages via his best man.

When Jesus lifted the cup of His covenant to His stunned disciples, they knew what He was doing. He was proposing to them, inviting them to …

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