Jesus suffered heartache and betrayal. He knows what its like to have a friend turn his back and sell Him out. Right after Jesus humbly washed the feet of His disciples, Judas Iscariot chose to walk out and betray the man he had followed for three years.
There will be times in our lives when people who said they were our friends turn out not to be, or when people close to us will disappoint us or hurt us deeply. Jesus understands how difficult this is.
Even though our hearts may tear or feel ripped in two, Jesus takes those pieces and makes them beautiful at the cross. Knowing how He lavishly forgives us allows us to forgive others.
For our art project today, the kids ripped paper into pieces, and then glued those pieces to make a cross. Jackson, in particular, enjoyed dramatically ripping the paper over his head and over his knees.
Read more about Judas betraying Jesus in Mark 14:18-21.
Learn more about 2 Weeks 2 the Cross and explore ways to experience Easter in a meaningful way with your family.