DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 10:1-11:23; Ezekiel 34:1-31; John 13:1-30
Now he that betrayeth him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. Matthew 26:48
What a futile request by Judas to those who came to take the Lord. Could anyone really hold our Saviour fast? He could have spoken a word and men would have passed from time into eternity. He could have called for more than twelve legions of angels but not one was called for. Indeed He allowed men, His own creatures, to cruelly ill treat Him and then nail Him to a cross. Such was His love for you and me. —John M. Clegg
How didst Thou humble Thyself to be taken,
Led by Thy creatures and nailed to the cross?
Hated of men, and of God too forsaken.
Shunning not darkness, the curse, and the loss. —H. d’A Champney