If a friend has ever betrayed you, then you may understand how painful it is. Richard and I had this happen to us during the time when his dad passed away. We considered this couple our friends, but obviously, they didn’t feel the same way. We were grieving the loss of a parent, but we were also grieving the loss of a friendship. We were not on the same page spiritually or politically, but we overlooked that out of love; and who knows, maybe someday they would have come to know Jesus because of that love. It’s still harrowing for us. If we are still feeling that pain months later, imagine how Jesus felt knowing Judas was going to betray him unto death. We have to be thankful they didn’t turn us over to be killed, even though it feels like a part of us died inside. When we accept Jesus as our savior and continue to sin, aren’t we betraying him? We’ve thrown his sacrifice out the window like it never happened. Imagine his pain and how it cuts clear to his heart.
Today, as we celebrate Passover, remember Jesus’s heartbreak, and do your best to avoid betraying him with your sin.
For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” Luke 22:22