The Upper Room - Chapter 2

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The Upper Room - Chapter 2

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The Upper Room - Chapter 2

Written by Luz Leigh - 09 March 2008

Jesus and His twelve disciples were seated around the dining table in what has come to be called The Upper Room. They were partaking of the "Last Supper." Many years later a famous artist would create on canvas what he thought the room and those in it might have looked like. Leonardo di Vinci spent years working on the painting.

Let us pretend we are privy to some of what was said among the disciples that night. After spending days trying to prepare His followers for His leaving, Jesus now told them that one of the men in the room with Him would be the one to betray Him to His enemies. In the painting, on the faces of the disciples were looks of unbelief, except for maybe Judas' face. His may have been a look of surprise ... "How did the Rabbi know of his plan to turn Him over to the soldiers?"

Judas seems to be grouped with James the son of Alphaeus and Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. There in or near Judas' hand is a small leather money bag. This would not have been unusual since Judas was the treasurer of the group. It could also have been symbolic of the thirty pieces of silver which Judas had received to betray Jesus.

"If He leaves us, who will become our leader? Who will we follow?" These and other questions must have been running rampant in the minds of these followers of Jesus.

James, who later would be beheaded for his Christian beliefs, spoke of the day he first met Jesus. Our daddy, Zebedee, had John and me working on our nets when Jesus came walking down by the Sea of Galilee. He looked at us, invited us to join Him in is ministry. Invite is not exactly how he put it ... more of a gentle command. We left Daddy and became followers of the one who was to become known as the "radical rabbi."

"Yeah," said Andrew. "He came to brother Simon and me while we were preparing for the day's fishing trip. When he called us with those simple words, 'Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men' I didn't fully understand to what I was committing myself." I have learned so much about the Lord's work since that day.

Judas remained strangely quiet during the time of reminiscing. Was he possibly having second thoughts about turning Jesus over to the authorities?

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