John 18:1-3 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it.2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.
When He had finished praying, Jesus left with His disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley;on the other side was an olive grove, and He and his disciples went into it. Now Judas, who betrayed Him knew the place because often Jesus met there with his disciples. So Judas came to the grove leading a group of soldiers and officers from the Chief Priests and Pharisee and after Jesus identified Himself; they captured Him… and Judas, the traitor, was standing there with them.
It is never easy to be betrayed, but worse to be betrayed by one who pretends to be your friend. Perhaps that is one reason that a dissolved marriage is so difficult: for one who vowed to love us forever has broken that vow. My husband and I were married forty-seven years and then our lives were separated by his death. Although he’s been gone almost thirty-seven years, I remember, though under an oxygen tent his last request to our children: was to take care of their mother, I am glad to report, that he would not be disappointed.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise and thank You in Jesus’ name favour sons’ and the love manifested to their Mom. Amen.