Today’s devotional is brought to you by Brenda Smith

Read John 18 v 1-18

Picture the scene; Judas has led a group of soldiers and officials to the place where he knows Jesus will be, so He can be arrested. They are armed and should easily overpower Jesus and his disciples but as soon as Jesus says “I am he”, they fall to the ground! When Moses at the burning bush asked God his name he replied “I am who I am” (Exodus 3v14) and now in Gethsemane we see Jesus’ divine authority. He could not have been arrested unless he had submitted himself to them.

Notice Jesus showed concern for his followers “If you are looking for me, then let these men go” (v8). Even in the darkness of Gethsemane, and knowing what was ahead of him, Jesus showed his love for others despite knowing they would all desert Him and Peter would deny being a disciple. Luke’s account tells us Jesus even healed the man Peter injured.

This care that Jesus showed when going through his darkest time on earth assures me that there will never be a time when Jesus is not caring for us. That thought can bless you in whatever situation you are in.