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Read John 13:21-32

Read John 13:21-32

21 After Jesus had said this, he was deeply troubled and declared openly, “I am telling you the truth: one of you is going to betray me.”
22 The disciples looked at one another, completely puzzled about whom he meant. 23One of the disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was sitting next to Jesus. 24Simon Peter motioned to him and said, “Ask him whom he is talking about.”
25 So that disciple moved closer to Jesus’ side and asked, “Who is it, Lord?”
26 Jesus answered, “I will dip some bread in the sauce and give it to him; he is the man.” So he took a piece of bread, dipped it, and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered him. Jesus said to him, “Be quick about what you are doing!” 28None of the others at the table understood why Jesus said this to him. 29Since Judas was in charge of the money bag, some of the disciples thought that Jesus had told him to go and buy what they needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor.
30 Judas accepted the bread and went out at once. It was night.
31 After Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man’s glory is revealed; now God’s glory is revealed through him. 32And if God’s glory is revealed through him, then God will reveal the glory of the Son of Man in himself, and he will do so at once.

Think

“Now the Son of Man’s glory is revealed; now God’s glory is revealed through him.”
When we look at the cross and see Jesus hanging there – we are looking at God.  God who takes upon himself the sins and the suffering of the world.
God who meets us at our worst and redeems us.

Pray

God, I want to see you more clearly.  And that is not just in the wonder and power of your majesty.  But in the simplicity and humility of your cross.  Open my eyes to see your love broken open for the world.

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