Crowds had followed Jesus just a few short days ago. They laid their coats on the ground & sang his praises saying: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
They now turned on him screaming : Crucify Him!
All his disciples deserted him & ran away.
Even Peter denied Jesus saying : I swear by God, I don’t know this man you’re talking about.
Followers became Foes. Supporters became Opponents.
Jesus knew the utter devastation of betrayal & abandonment. Jesus came to not only to provide forgiveness.
In his death he also took on all the sorrow we carry because of hurt that comes from betrayal & loss. The Cross brings healing to the deepest emotional wounds we experience.
Max Lucado writes about this kind of betrayal . I share his words with you today.
May this Good Friday be truly good for you. May you enter into the fullness of the Cross. May you let Him carry your sorrows.