Wing His Words
Do you find excitement in reading God’s written word?
Does the inspirational writing of Christian authors truly inspire you?
I describe this to others as WOW’s!
A truth is revealed or new insight on a scripture brings spiritual goosebumps.
There is drama in God’s word.
I read many stories within the pages and can see them portrayed on a stage. We meet the main and supporting characters and put ourselves in their shoes. We view their story.
The curtain opens at Act One.
Scene by scene, we see God working through circumstances and through the characters. We read the conclusion and often want to cry out Bravo! Sometimes there are tragic endings and we understand that sin has consequences.
My desire is for us to walk together through His word.
Wing His Words!
Pam Ford Davis
Gospel of John: Chapter 18
Verses 1-9: “When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, into which He Himself entered, and His disciples. Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place; for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. Judas then, having received the Roman cohort, and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon Him, went forth, and said to them, ‘Whom do you seek?’ They answered Him, ‘Jesus the Nazarene.’ He said to them, ‘I am He.’ And Judas also who was betraying Him, was standing with them. When therefore He said to them, ‘I am He,’ they drew back, and fell to the ground. Again therefore He asked them, ‘Whom do you seek?’ and they said, ‘Jesus the Nazarene.’ Jesus answered, ‘I told you that I am He; if therefore you seek Me, let these go their way,’ that the word might be fulfilled which He spoke, ‘Of those whom Thou hast given Me, I lost not one.” (NAS)
(Verses 1-2) Jesus and the disciples entered a garden. They had often met with Jesus there, making it known by Judas.
(Verse 3) Roman soldiers and Jewish religious leaders accompanied Judas. Armed, in the darkness of night they carried lanterns and torches.
(Verse 4) Jesus, God the Son knows all things; the intruders did not take Him by surprise. He asked the group who they were looking for.
(Verses 5-6) They answered that it was Jesus the Nazarene. He identified Himself as the one they were seeking. Judas, the betrayer was among them.
(Verse 7) Again, He asked who they were seeking and they answered with the same response.
(Verses 8-9) Jesus, seeming to lose patience, said I have told you that I am the one you want. Let the others (disciples) go. It was a fulfillment of His word to the Father.
None of the events leading up to Jesus seizure and arrest took Jesus by surprise. He had known Judas would betray Him. He demonstrated compassion for His followers, wanting them to be free to go their way. We can take comfort in knowing that none of the painful experiences we go through are unknown to God.