Day 4 – Wednesday – Judas Makes a Deal

Wednesday, March 27th

Devotional written by Shawn Thornton, Senior Pastor



  God’s unwavering love shines the brightest in our darkest moments, offering redemption even amidst betrayal.

Read Luke 22:3-6


Betrayal slices through the heart with the precision of a surgeon’s scalpel without the promise of healing to follow. It’s a wound that festers, born not from strangers’ actions but from those we hold dear. In the shadowed silence of Holy Week’s Wednesday, we find Judas, a disciple of Jesus, embracing such a path, negotiating the worth of his loyalty to Jesus for mere coins. It’s a moment that encapsulates the profound pain of betrayal, a reminder that those closest to us can sometimes cause the deepest wounds.

Yet, there’s a flicker of hope within this narrative of despair. Even as Judas plots, Jesus walks steadfastly towards His ultimate act of love on the cross. This contrast invites us to reflect on our own experiences of betrayal—not to dwell on the pain but to seek the redemption that lies beyond it. Jesus’ journey teaches us that God’s love remains unshaken, even when faced with the utmost betrayal.

In our lives, we may encounter moments that mirror Judas’ betrayal, either through our actions or those of others. However, the promise of God’s grace offers us a path to healing and forgiveness. As we navigate the complexities of human relationships, let us strive to embody the love and forgiveness that Jesus demonstrated, even in the face of betrayal.

Heavenly Father, in my moments of hurt and betrayal, remind me of Your unending love and grace. Guide me to forgive as You have forgiven, to love as You have loved, and to seek reconciliation and healing. Help me to remember that even in the darkest betrayals, Your light shines through, offering hope and redemption. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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