img_3609Can you imagine the tension in the room during the Last Supper?  Specifically, the tension that mounted when Jesus made the statement that there was one amongst them that would be the betrayer.  You get the sense that the disciples began to panic, immediately doubting themselves and each other.  Day 3 of “A Meal Redeemed” focused on this very moment, and I documented it in my traveler’s notebook:

When tensions run high, we can have a tendency to lash out, to be abrasive, or extra suspicious.  I’ve been feeling that way recently.  We the upheaval in our society, all my emotions are living right at the surface.  People make remarks that normally would not bother me at all, but recently seem to be cutting deep.  I feel like I am on edge, and I am guessing others feel the same way too.

img_3611But, consider this….Jesus knew who would betray him the entire time.  He knew it was coming, but did he treat Judas any differently?  No.  He treated him with love and respect.  Even when others hurt us, and tensions are high, Jesus set the example of meeting their hurt with love.  That doesn’t mean you have to allow them to hurt you over and over.  It means you reciprocate with love, and keep them at an arms distance.  Pray that God would protect your heart!

The process for this page was fun because I got to use a few elements that I would not normally use in Bible journaling.  Working in a traveler’s notebook is always a nice way to change up your faith journaling.  Be sure to check out the video to see how I used a few new products, including embossing glaze!

Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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