What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you? - Matthew 26:15
Betrayal is brutal and even more so when it is someone close and dear to us. Doubt, sadness, hurt, and brokenness must have stirred within Him as he knew of Judas’ intent from the very beginning. Life is our testing ground and to follow God requires faith and trust. He promises us much, but what He promises is often in the future and therefore, not yet tangible or visible. Although the truth of His promises are revealed in those around us, it is difficult to do as He asks when there are far more certain and immediate forms of gratification. These are the times where our hearts are being proven.
In life there is always the dreary and limitations to focus upon. On the other side is light. When we are feeling dark and dejected, sometimes all we need is to accept that it is part of life and what makes it real. As Parker J. Palmer stated in Let Your Life Speak, “When we so fear the dark that we demand light around the clock, there can only be one result: artificial light....but if we allow the paradox of darkness and light be, the two will conspire to bring wholeness and health to every living thing.”
Heavenly Father, only you have eyes to see the depths of our hearts. May you help us genuinely seek you during these times of trials and do your Holy will and purpose...
reflected by Tam Lontok