March 17, 2015

The Station of Betrayal

John 13:21-30

Relationships are one of the richest parts of this life, but when things go wrong, they can be the most devastating. We invest in people’s lives and they invest in ours. We share life’s struggles and life’s triumphs day in and day out. We depend upon one another and share some of the deepest parts of our hearts. Jesus knew the richness of community, but he also knew the devastation of betrayal. Judas, one of the twelve chosen by Jesus, went behind his back and took money in exchange for his life. Jesus knew not only the pain of a traumatic physical death, but he knew the pain of the death of a relationship.

Perhaps you have been wronged, betrayed or abandoned by someone you have loved and with whom you have shared life. Take some time to pray. Thank Jesus for being your comfort during such times, as he knows the deepest hurts of your soul.