The closer we get to Thursday and Friday during Holy Week, the more the reality of what is come starts setting in. We have seen Jesus teaching His disciples, we have seen Him teaching the crowds.
Today, on Wednesday, we see something happen, that isn’t about His teaching.
It’s about what is going to happen.
Listen to what happens in Matthew 26:14-16 today:
Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.
And of all the things that are painful about cross, this may be the one that heart Him the most, that we don’t think about. He was betrayed. By a close friend. One of His disciples. One that He has trusted. One that He has taught.
He knew betrayal. He knew hurt. He knew what it was like to have someone who He loves hurt Him in a painful, painful way.
He knew betrayal.
So, remember, He can sympathize with whatever it is that we are going through. No matter what pain, hurt, or disappointment we are facing, He faced it.
For our sake.
In this Holy Week, let us not forget what Jesus went through.
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