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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, April 1

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Matthew 26:17-30

Mark 14:12-26

Luke 22:7-23

John 13:1-13

Today’s readings describe Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. He tells the group to expect Judas’ betrayal. I can’t imagine all the feelings going through that room on that night. The twelve did not really understand what Jesus was saying. If they had, they surely would have gone after Judas themselves and stopped him. We know the scriptures were to be fulfilled. The disciples had heard all of Jesus’ teaching, but hadn’t really fit the pieces of the puzzle together.

When I read these verses of scripture I always have that tiny hope things will turn out different. But that is pure fantasy, and my human-ness wanting to avoid suffering. Jesus knew his fate, and was willing to accept this end, although his human self was suffering with this knowledge. Again it comes down to faith. The faith to believe, the faith to accept and to cherish what God has given each and every one of us. And for His sacrifice, I am thankful beyond words. Amen

Becky, transforming

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