|DaVinci, Art and the Bible|
Jesus tells his 12 disciples of his imminent betrayal. He explains his reason for sharing this news, “so that when it happens, you will believe I am He.”(John 13:19)
Were any of the disciples listening? Simon Peter was curious about who would do something like that. However, he was afraid to inquire about this of the Master. So, he asked John to do it.
John asked and Jesus gave a clue. “He then dipped a piece of bread into a dish and gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.”(John13:26b) The NIV reads that Satan entered into Judas and then told Judas Iscariot to do what he must do quickly.Does this not tell us that Satan was present at that holy event?
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had been there and heard Jesus’ instruction to Judas? I have. Would I have realized what He meant and tried to have stopped Judas from departing? Or would I try to accompany Judas because of our close relationship in the band of disciples? Or even, would I have reclined there oblivious to the exchange between the two of them? I will never know.