Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”’” The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover. When it was evening, he reclined at table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another, “Surely it is not I, Lord?” He said in reply, “He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me is the one who will betray me. The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man if he had never been born.” Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” He answered, “You have said so.”
“One of you will betray me…” Have we not all betrayed our Lord in one way or another? We have dipped our hand into the dish with Him—received grace upon grace and good things from His hand, and yet when too much seems to be demanded of us, we lose hope and turn away. The tragedy of Judas is not so much his betrayal—did not all the disciples abandon Jesus?—rather, it is his loss of hope and his inauthenticity. The Lord continues to call us back to himself and to stand by his side in his suffering. The price for our ransom, the 30 pieces of silver, the blood shed on Calvary has already redeemed us and rescued us from the hopelessness of sin.
Make an act of hope in the Lord today, and thank Him for his faithful love.
Today’s Health Challenge: Refuel
Today, try and consumer 2 servings of Whole Grains! Whole grains are super foods that energize and Refuel your body.
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