Stop 2 - Betrayal
Mark 14: 41-44
After Jesus prayed a third time, he went back to his followers. He said to them, “You are still sleeping and resting? That’s enough! The time has come for the Son of Man to be given to sinful people. Get up! We must go. Here comes the man who has turned against me.”
While Jesus was still speaking, Judas came up. Judas was 1 of the 12 followers. He had many people with him. They were sent from the leading priests, the teachers of the law, and the Jewish elders. Those with Judas had swords and clubs.
Judas had planned a signal for them. He had said, “The man I kiss is Jesus. Arrest him and guard him while you lead him away.”
Have you ever experienced walking alongside a friend going through a tough time? Perhaps they have had a fall out with another friend, a special person has died, or they are having to make a really difficult decision to give something up?
Jesus knew something terrible was going to happen, he knew that it was important that he did what God want. It was part of a bigger plan, but it still was not easy. So Jesus went with his friends somewhere quiet and prayed.
When things are hard having people who care about us just being with us, even if they don’t have answers, is helpful. Telling Jesus our problems and worries just like Jesus did to Father God really helps.