devotional post # 2070
Luk 22:47 While he was still talking, notice a crowd coming up, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, coming before them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him,
Luk 22:48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you hand over the Son of Man by kissing him with a kiss?”
Luk 22:49 And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?”
Luk 22:50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and took off his right ear.
Luk 22:51 But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him.
Luk 22:52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
Luk 22:53 When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not try to arrest me. But this is your hour, and darkness has the right.”
when darkness has the right
I pray that all your life you will know God’s protection and provision. But I also warn you that some days might come upon you when you will be sure all the rules have been rewritten. Your friends may seem to misunderstand you, or even betray you. Your enemies may seem to have the right to mistreat you, or worse. What do you do on those strange, surreal times, when darkness seems to have been given the right to oppress you? It is okay to cry out against injustice. But it will also help to realize that God is in control of even that chaotic situation. If darkness seems to have the right to overpower you, you can be assured that it has that right for only an hour. Its power is only temporary.
LORD, give us the strength to endure the tough times, and keep our faith in you.