Greetings everyone! The following post is something I just started thinking about today. So please tell me what you think about it on the comments page here. OK. Here it goes.
During our lunch break at school today, I walked into the level two classroom and watched a music video that my classmates where playing on the wall. It was a song called Everything by Lighthouse (or is it Lifehouse?). The lyrics to the song are powerful! Here is part of they lyrics:
“How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You? Could you tell me, how could it be any better then this?”
As I listened to it, I started thinking about Judas Iscarriot, one of Jesus’ hand-picked twelve disciples whom He would train and set up to lead His church after He ascended back into heaven. All tweleve of these men (and then some) spent a better part of three years to three and a half years with Jesus. Walking with Him. Talking with Him. Learning from Him. Working hands-on with Him. Judas was even charged with keeping the money bag of what was contributed to help the Jesus and the twelve. Yet over those three plus years Judas made choices to defy his since of right and wrong. He was a thief and helped him self to what was put into the money bag. In the course of the four Gospel accounts Judas would go to the chief priests of the Pharisees and sold his soul to them and the devil himself to betray Jesus to them. They have him 30 pieces of silver to do this.
Judas lead the Pharisees and their cohorts to the very place he knew Jesus would meet with the disciples at. Eventually though, Judas came to his sinces and realized what he had done. He took back his “reward” and wanted to give it back to the Pharisees, but they essentially threw it back in his face with all his guilt heaped on it. Judas went out and hanged himself.
As I think about all of this, I think about that song: how could Judas had spent all that time with Jesus and not be moved by Him?
And I think about myself. Jesus; how can I stand here with You and not be moved by You? Could you tell me how could it be any better then this?