Holy Wednesday was known as Spy Wednesday in reference to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Escariot. Judas went to the Sanhedrin who were plotting against Jesus and offered them his support in exchange for 30 pieces of silver. The events that lead Jesus to the cross are filled with intrigue, suspense and an impending sense of disaster, thus it was called Spy Wednesday.
The powers of good and evil, light and darkness, sin and salvation are poised to exhibit themselves at the place we call Golgotha. Jesus’ betrayal by Judas shows His understanding of His role as the Messianic fulfillment. Judas in his interrogatory and somewhat cynical statement during the Last Supper of, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” provides the catalyst for the process of darkness to unravel. What is so significant about this, “Spy Wednesday” is that it theologically reflects the daily struggles we all endure in order to accept a relationship with the Lord.
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