Then Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I some dangerous revolutionary, that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there teaching every day. But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures.” At that point, all the disciples deserted him and fled.
This is one of the most disturbing moments in all of scripture. Jesus is arrested in the middle of the night, betrayed by a kiss, and abandoned by his friends. Knowing his fate was death Jesus’ heart was only broken more by the fact he was left alone. How many times have we pledged our allegiance to the Lord and when the trial came we abandoned him and went hiding? My prayer this Good Friday is that my spirit be taught to not abandon God.
Lord teach me to stand with You
Mold me to suffer through my fear for your sake