Tuesday April 11, 2017
As they were reclining at the table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me–one who is eating with Me.” -Mark 14:18
Judas was one of Jesus friends. One of his followers.
Judas was in the front row when Jesus told stories, healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, restored hearing to the deaf, brought to life the dead, and saved those bound by demons.
Yet, Judas betrayed Jesus for some coins.
Jesus wasn’t mad. Jesus wasn’t envious. Jesus still loved Judas.
Jesus wasn’t mad at Judas because he helped fulfill what Jesus needed to accomplish…the cross.
The relationship of Judas and Jesus teach us something for today.
Some of the people we despise the most, actually help us get to the place that we needed to be, to do what God called us to do.
Jesus didn’t curse Judas. It took Judas. It took a broken heart. It took a betrayal.
Yes, what Judas did was wrong and horrible, but God used that wrong to make everything in the world right.
Some of the people who leave us, betray us, or turn our back to us, teach us to greater love the people who are still around.
Today, thank Jesus for the Judas’s that seem to appear in your life. That Judas of yours is probably their for a greater purpose.
Prayer: “Jesus, thank you for turning something good into Judas’ betrayal. Thank you for all seemingly bad things in my life that you turn to good. I trust that you know best. In your name I pray, Amen.”