Day 25 of Lent - Betrayed and Arrested

Mark 14:43-46 (Click here to read on YouVersion)

The betrayal of Jesus is one of he saddest, horrific passages in scripture. It's appalling to see someone like Jesus seemingly being lured into a trap by someone who is supposed to be a friend.

Have you ever felt betrayed by a friend or family member? Felt like someone who was supposed to care for you ended up wounding you? If you have, you are in good company. Jesus knows what this kind of betrayal feels like.

What's interesting though, is the fact that Jesus (as omniscient--all knowing--God in the flesh) knew what Judas' plans were. Jesus knew that Judas had conspired against Him for 30 pieces of silver. He knew that Judas was being used by Satan to accomplish the arrest and betrayal.

Yet, Jesus stills at at the table and shared a meal, His las meal, with Judas. That is incredible grace and mercy. Honestly, it's the kind of grace and mercy of which I don't think I'm yet capable. But I'm extremely grateful for it.

Because you could easily exchange Judas' name for my name or your name. 2000 years ago, Jesus (as omniscient--all knowing--God in the flesh) saw into the future and He saw our sin. He saw how we would fail and fall short in our own lives.

Yet even today, knowing what He knows, He still offers you and me the cup of salvation at His table. The same incredible grace and mercy at the Last Supper is offered to you and me.


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