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In Matthew chapter 26 we read about Jesus' arrest. Below is reproduction of a 5th century mosaic of the infamous "Judas Kiss":
Verses 53 & 54 stood out to me today when Jesus says: "Don't you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly? But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what must happen now?"" After praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was prepared for what must happen now... Notice how prayer came before this confidence for Jesus of what must happen now. (and Jesus knew that he could call down angels for protection - but he knew he shouldn't) Do you model Jesus' action of praying before embarking on a significant life decision or trial? Below is Jesus on trial before the Council:
When Jesus is before the Council, verse 64 is so powerful when Jesus is asked if he is the Messiah, the Son of God: "Jesus replied, "Yes, it is as you say. And in the future you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God's right hand in the place of power and coming back on the clouds of heaven.""
Worship Video: Today’s readings reminded me of the Sanctus Real song "Forgiven:"
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