"When men sought to make Him a king, he fled; now that they
have come to kill Him, He goes out to meet them."
John 18: 4
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 replied......
"If you are looking for Me, then let these men go."
One who loves and cherishes Jesus cannot, it seems to me,
help but feel so powerfully moved by these events. It is
enough that the Lord Jesus had been beset by terrible emotional
turmoil at the thought of what He knew must soon take
place. Now He is fully aware that a mob of men: soldiers,
Pharisees and Judas, the one who betrayed Him, have come
to set in motion a terrible, yet ultimately triumphant series of
He actually had to wait for them to regain their feet after being
knocked, literally, to the ground when He told them, "I am."
He asks them once again who they seek.
Here, in a most truly amazing picture of the love and
compassion of our Savior, He seeks that His beloved be
let go. Even staring at what was to come, His concerns
are for His flock.
One need look no further than the tug at ones heart to understand
the amazing love of our Christ. He is God and King forever.
He is the answer. He is truth.