Rabbe Yeshua Barabbas began the last leg of His journey tonight. Betrayed by on friend. Denied by another. Hobbled by His own priests. Beaten by those sworn to His Father’s service.
We’ve all been there at one time or another. Betrayed. Denied. Hobbled. Beaten. Verbs that bring us to our knees, Actions that break us. Pain that sears our souls. Is it any wonder that Rabbe Yeshua prayed and wept? Don’t we?
And perhaps – that is the short message for tonight. He asked his disciples to stay awake and pray three times that night. (Matt 26:36-46; Lk 22:39-46; Mk 14:32-42) His last words to them: “Pray with me.” “Keep watch with me.” So then should we pray without ceasing. keep watch. and remember – that is what He did for us. He did all of this – for us. He prayed without ceasing. He kept watch.