Then Jesus said, “You came to get me with swords and clubs like I am a criminal.
— Mark 14:48 ERV (Read Full Text)
Jesus’ questions—in this verse and those that follow—help underscore the crucial travesty of the whole Passion (arrest, trials, and crucifixion) story: Jesus didn’t deserve what happened to him. He is holy, righteous, compassionate, and loving. Why should he be treated so unfairly? Why would the religious and political leaders treat him so unjustly? So in the middle of the unfairness that you may well someday face, remember that the Lord knows your feelings and cares about your struggle. He has been in your position—abandoned by friends, betrayed by those close to him, and treated unjustly and unfairly. You can go to him for his help and know you will be understood and heard.
O Lord God, thank you for knowing and caring about the unfairness of our world and promising to one day bring true and lasting justice to this world. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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Reposted by: To Live Like Jesus Clothing Ministry on November 09, 2016