Into the dark

Today is the Wednesday of Holy Week. In tonight’s reading, from John 13:21-30, we read the catastrophic narrative of Judas’ decision to betray Jesus. Judas makes a conscious decision to betray his Lord, and thereafter Satan enters him, and then he goes into the night, into the dark. He makes a choice to turn away from the light. He abandons his belief in the light, ceases to walk in the light (choosing rather to walk in the dark) and relinquishes his sonship of God – all the things we reflected on last night in the message ‘Into the light‘. It is a tragic story, as when Judas finally realises what he has done, he can find no forgiveness and takes his own life. There is a cautionary tale in this – to believe in the light, to walk in the light and to become children of light.

Watch the video of this message at The reading starts at about 20 minutes into the recording, while the sermon starts at about 31 minutes and runs for 14 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “Into the dark

  1. Genevieve Geekie says:

    Hi, dear Adrian

    We have a wonderful painting of a human form entering into a dark forest , but there is a light and sun filled meadow shining through the gloom of the woods

    Nest time I visit my home in Midrand, I shall take a photo and send it on to you.

    Every blessing for Easter and beyond




    • Thank you for your reflection Gen. That picture sounds beautiful. I’d love to see a photo of it if you can arrange that. May God bless you over this Easter Weekend. Much love, Adrian


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