Then all of Jesus’ followers left him and ran away.
— Mark 14:50 ERV (Read Full Text)
For me, this is one of the saddest verses in all the Bible. Jesus is completely left alone by those whom he had loved, trained, warned, and prepared. The Son of God will now face the pent-up fury of those who have hated him. He will bear unspeakable brutality and have no one to stand with him in his time of agony. He will die alone. Because he has faced abandonment, we can rest assured that he knows how we feel when we are abandoned, betrayed, and abused. However, because Jesus died alone, he has promised us we would never be abandoned. He promises to be with us every step of the way.
Father, in those times that I feel most alone and abandoned, please help me remember Jesus and realize that he not only knows those feelings of abandonment, but he also has promised to never abandon me. Thank you for this assurance based on such a costly sacrifice. In Jesus’ name I thank you. Amen.
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Reposted by: To Live Like Jesus Clothing Ministry on November 11, 2016