Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Matthew 5: 10-12 (KJV)



We have all had a Judas moment or scenario

in our lives. This can be such an anguishing,

searing pain. Yet the friend of all friends, our

precious Jesus said that if you are an authentic

follower of the great I Am, the narrow way, this

will indeed be so. For the true and passionate

followers of the Holy Lamb, Heavenly Father, and

gentle dove even in this we can indeed rejoice be

thankful, grateful, and full of grace for it is meant to

strengthen our faith and our resolve to follow Christ

even closer no matter what the earthly cost.  Yet even

when this cruel betrayal occurred our perfect mercy, love,

grace, compassionate, and beauty filled Savior called his

betrayer friend.For when these Judas moments or scenarios

occur in our lives, know this, royals of the eternal kingdom

that is to come, great, great, exceedingly abundant is our

eternal rewards in our much-awaited, greatly anticipated,

longed for, beauty-filled, pain and tear-free, blessed,

glorious, eternal Kingdom of Heaven, our true home.