John 18: 4-8

Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?”  “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.  “I am he,” Jesus said.  (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)  When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.  Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?”  And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”  ‘I told you that I am he,” Jesus answered.  “If you are looking for me, then let these men go.”

Step back from the earthly arena, and look at the scene as though you were viewing it from heaven.  Those who are supposedly representatives of God, look upon Jesus and challenge Him.  They do not recognize Him, nor the truth or grace He has brought to this world.  Jesus and Isaiah said it best:  their eyes are blind; they cannot see.  Spiritual blindness is worse than physical blindness, because if a man is spiritually blind, his soul is dark.  Thanks be to God for the Light of Jesus to give us spiritual sight.

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