When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve. And as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?” He answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me. The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” Judas, who would betray him, answered, “Is it I, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You have said so.”~ Matthew 26:20-25 (ESV)
Lord, it is beyond my comprehension that Jesus knew Judas would betray Him, yet He willingly accepted the betrayal as necessary for God’s plan. In the end, Judas was the one who was hurt, and Jesus triumphed over death. Thank You, Lord, that through Jesus’ sacrifice, I have eternal life. In His name. Amen.