Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11

Today's Devotional

He Chose the Cross.

On Good Friday I was reading the last few chapters of Matthew, which describes the events leading up to the crucifixion. I stopped abruptly when I read today's verses. In context, Judas had just betrayed Jesus with a kiss; men armed with swords and clubs had stepped forward to seize him and impetuous Peter had just drawn his sword and sliced off the ear of the servant of the High Priest. It was an overwhelming and confusing few minutes. Jesus responded to Peter by commanding him to put down his sword...Read more...