God Direction
“Judas approaches us with a kiss: the soft reminder of love and affection, yet this kiss is harsh and full of rejection. I ask ‘Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”1

“With that kiss they take us before the High Priest. As Peter denies me three times, I am falsely accused and wrongly struck. I stand as a humble slave beaten by his over bearing master. What else is there to say or do? They saw the lame walk, the blind see, and the mute talk. They heard my words of truth boldly spoken, yet my own people reject me.”

Jesus before Pharisee

“I look at Peter with compassion and Love. Peter crumbles in brokenness as I am led away to face judgment by Pilot.”

“What will you do? Will you stand up and proudly proclaim my name or will you too cower and deny me in that time of pressure?”

“What will you do when someone doesn’t defend or support you? Can you look at them with compassion and love and forgive them?”
“Let go of your will and trust in my will.”
1The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Lk 22:48). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

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