There are numerous reasons why Peter wants nothing to do with Jesus during this dark time. And there is always a litany of reasons for us to reject Jesus on a daily basis.
I think we can separate ourselves from bible stories and think “How could those people do that? How could all those people want Jesus to die?”
The thing that strikes me most in this moment with Judas is that Jesus died for him, too. He died for all of us, no matter the sins we’ve committed
This is the moment Jesus could have said no. He could have asked God to let it happen another way, choose another man, pick another method. But more than wanting to be free from the “cup of suffering” he was about to endure, he wanted God’s will to be done.
I don’t know about you but I can often glide through Easter, post a “He is Risen” family photo on Instagram, eat a delicious ham
There is so much darkness that even seemingly happy people are in when they do not have the Lord in their lives. And we are free from that. There is so much freedom in knowing that we live in the light, and are free from darkness. What things has the Lord saved you from? For you, personally, what darkness do you no longer remain in? Thank the Lord for that, and pray that others will find this freedom, too. Maybe, through you.