"'What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?' So they counted out for him thirty silver coins." Matthew 26:15
Jesus relentlessly pushes onward His final days -- performing miracles, praying, reaching people for God's Kingdom. The sweet perfume oil from Mary's fingers, drips from His head and puddles in the dirt. His disciples grumble over the waste. Is Jesus making a difference, or is His time almost over for good?
Our school play, "Annie" sold out in just a few days. The money paid for costumes, props and provided funds for other necessities. Not all sellouts are as honorable.
Judas sold-out the whereabouts of Jesus for the mere price of a slave. Realizing Jesus' kingdom was of a spiritual nature and not of power or money, he sold Jesus' life for the immediate security of a few coins... coins offering temporary pleasure in place of eternal joy.
Are you still holding on to Jesus' Hand? Tomorrow the path we travel down is dark, difficult and necessary.
friend, we are loved and chosen by God,