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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 223

  1. “I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray Me” (John 13:21).

When the disciples couldn’t grasp the warning in His previous words, Jesus takes a more direct approach. His statement must have hung in the air ominously as His disciples took it in. “One of you…” There’s no “somebody” here. The four walls around me contain the person who will do such a thing. “One of you” for each of the disciples means “one of us.” That such an act seems unimaginable is evident by their fear, “Is it me?” Surely one would know his own heart better, but tensions are rising and it seems few in the room are confident of what they are truly capable. “Will I crack?” “Will the pressure overwhelm me?” I don’t want to ever fail Him, but maybe He knows more about me?” Faith never exists without some reason to doubt or fear. And in that uncertainty, we always find our fear of failure, even amidst our greatest hope.

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