107/365: When Friends Betray You

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.  ~ Mark 14: 10-11

On Wednesday, Jesus spent most of his day in Bethany, it was His refuge.

He was among friends, resting in the one place where he was always accepted, never rejected.

There are times, though, when we choose a life or path our friends aren't ready to accept. Or they find our choices offensive or at odds with their own desires.

When a friend betrays you, it hurts. When they go behind your back to cause you harm, it can be hard to forgive them.

As Jesus rested with friends he could trust, another friend was hatching a scheme behind Jesus' back - to betray him. 

In the end, Jesus went to the cross for each of us - including Judas.

Forgiveness is freedom. Is there a bad friend you need to forgive in your heart? Let it go.