Saturday, March 27, 2010

John 18:4

In the Garden, when Judas showed up with the soldiers --
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?"

Knowing all things that would come upon Him. When the soldiers arrived, He knew what was coming, and still He went forward to face it. A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth...

Interestingly, when He answered, "I am He" a few verses later, they drew back. Jesus --who, humanly speaking, has everything to fear-- goes forward. The thugs --who, humanly speaking, have nothing to fear-- are the ones who retreat. Love goes forward, in spite of suffering. Unbelief pulls away from that love.

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