Matthew 26:48-50 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied, “Friend, do what you came for.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
You, Lord Jesus, willingly submitted to arrest in the darkness of Gethsemane. Even during one of the darkest moments in your life, you reached out to your friend out of love and concern. All too often I am lulled into the shadows of sin, Lord. I fail to understand the depth of your suffering, the darkness of the sin within me, and the riches of your unconditional love. Rouse me to confess my sins and shower me with your forgiveness. Shine your love on my path that I might follow you all the way to heaven. Don’t let me scurry off into the darkness and be lost forever. Reach out your hand and save. Thank you for your patience and love! Amen.