I hope you all had a great day. I am still very much struggling with my fear and anxiety over my upcoming exam. It is a minute-to-minute struggle for me, and today's readings - especially from Jesus Today - really helped.
Holy Tuesday: Jesus Today
I have to say, the last sentence of this reading has ALWAYS been one of my favorite Bible verses. You will seek Me and you will find Me when you search for Me with your whole heart. - Jeremiah 29:13
Holy Tuesday: Daily Reflections for Lent
I had a conversation with my friend Ashley once about Judas. The gist of my thoughts was God gives us free will, so Judas had free will, but in order for prophecy to be fulfilled, he had to betray Jesus. Like someone had to do it in order to fulfill prophecy and open the gates of Heaven. That is obviously a big thing to think about, but Ashley shared something that has always stuck with me. Judas and Peter did the exact same thing; they both betrayed Jesus. While Judas gave in to satan and his sin and killed himself, Peter realized his grave error, repented and asked for and accepted forgiveness from the Father. Beautiful.