I sink below the surface, feet down to the sand.
I stretch to reach the light above.
Gasping, but not enough air.
God help me up and free me, out of this despair."
I cannot leave this story on a guilt laden note of sorrow, because it does not end there! The story continues in John 13:31 to verse 35 and gives us The New Commandment...Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
Jesus shows His disciples, even Judas Iscariot and Simon Peter who betrayed Him that His love was greater than the price of their betrayal. Shouldn't we do the same? Can I do that? God please help me, not for my sake, but to follow you and be a Christ example to someone who does not know Him.