Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me.
But let the Scriptures be fulfilled.” And they all left him and fled.
(Mark 14:49-50 ESV)
The time had come and Judas came with soldiers to arrest Jesus. And just as Jesus said would happen; the disciples all fled. Jesus was in his darkest moment. He had spent 3 years teaching and sharing his life with his disciples. One betrayed him and the rest fled at his arrest. He was completely deserted from his disciples.
The sadness and feeling of loss when we are let down by loved ones can be so unbearable. The people we trust the most turn on us and hurt us. When we face difficulty and trials they may disappoint us and we can feel completely alone. Jesus knows how this feels. As he faced the most difficult time of his earthly life he was deserted by his closest friends. Jesus knows what this is like more than we can even imagine!
So the next time you feel disappointed in a loved one’s actions, words, or lack of support remember Jesus’ arrest. He knows exactly how you feel and he promises to always be with us. You are not alone! Jesus is with you and cares for you and will always support you. With Jesus by your side you can face anything. Will you file this truth away and remember his steadfast love for you when you are saddened and disappointed by lack of love and support of a loved one?