Then who wants to be in the crowd, I doubt any, everyone wishes they were among the 12 disciples.
Before this Easter season, I devoted myself to read the Bible scriptures, especially about the Easter chronicles.
Why? because I needed to understand some truths that has been shunned for some time apart from only knowing the top layer that Jesus died for our sins, then was tortured before his death, then resurrected after his death bla bla bla… the list is infinite.
As I took on my daily Bible scripts a few days ago, a smart question hit my face from my “she” friend (Bible and Easter related of course).
The question was, “what would you have done if you were with Jesus Christ that time, would you be a Judas Iscariot, Peter, John, doubting Thomas, be in the crowd or a Roman soldier?”
I could not think of being Judas; the guy betrayed Jesus Christ, neither would I be Peter; he denied Jesus Christ three times as well. Thomas? No he doubted Jesus meaning he lacked faith in God’s only son, in his face (who does that?). On second thought no one can do that if Jesus was on earth presently.
Then who wants to be in the crowd, I doubt any, everyone wishes they were among the 12 disciples. Close to Jesus Christ obviously. Worst of it all, not among the Roman soldiers, are these not the guys that nailed and speared Christ on the cross?
I could not rush to answer. However, my thoughts probed me and I settled for, “I would choose to be the major man whom everyone dreads mentioning his name—Judas Iscariot.” Honestly I would choose to be in Judas’s shoes (don’t curse).
In fact it’s said that Judas was the closest to Jesus. The fact that he betrayed Jesus actually fulfilled the written tale that it was meant to happen to mankind. To cut the long story short the actuality of sacrificing Jesus’ life meant attaining immortality and eternity for Christ.
Consequently if there was no Judas to betray Christ’s life maybe we wouldn’t have been forgiven of our sins because he wouldn’t have died for us. All this is documented in “The lost gospel of Judas” that never appears in the Bible.
That’s reason enough for Judas to be more significant than any other disciple. Honestly I prefer Judas to Peter who openly denied knowing his friend or Thomas that doubted Jesus. However, Judas the disciple is insignificantly noticed, trust me if you will check the Bible he always comes last on the disciples list, even in other writings.
After long “preaching” why would I refute to be in Judas’ shoes among all the other disciples of Jesus? Should you wish you were Jesus’ disciple, look no further than the man himself called Judas Iscariot.
Never the less, after betraying Jesus he committed suicide which is why facts claim he may not have made it to heaven. Happy Easter as you place yourself in the disciple’s shoes.