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His Arrest brought my Freedom

"Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. 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?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they said. Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.” Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus." John 18:2-12

I have tried several times to sit and write today's post but the words just wouldn't come...only tears. Jesus, the blameless son of God was arrested so I could be set free. He was deserted so that I could know I'm never alone. He was betrayed so I could be held in the arms of Love. Instead of writing, I spent time in worship...praising God for the gift of freedom given through Jesus. One of the songs I listened to perfectly articulates what's in my heart. Below are some of the lyrics to When Death was Arrested by North Point Worship. Here's a link to the whole song:

Oh your grace so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with you
It's your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with you

Released from my chains I'm a prisoner no more
My shame was a ransom he faithfully bore
He cancelled my debt and he called me his friend
When death was arrested and my life began

We're free free
Forever we're free
Come join the song
Of all the redeemed
Yes we're free free
Forever amen
When death was arrested and my life began




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