Testing of Your Faith
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
In the story from the previous episode, the man had sold the only cow that provided milk for the family. They went and bought television with the wife and it came with one month subscription free for connection. They were all happy especially the mother and children had a really good time watching the television until the early hours of the morning.
Few days later the reality downed that they did not have food since they sold their source of milk. The children looked very sad at their father as they were leaving for school hungry everyday and their mother continually said the husband he must make a plan since he is the man of the house. He tried his best to get something to eat daily but every day was harder. The children will eat whatever was provided and be consoled by watching television until late, television was their source of joy whilst their mother and father fought about everything.
Month end came and they did not have subscription fee and the connection was suspended. The man could not take it, he felt that he has failed his family and was not worth living. He committed suicide. Matthew 27:5 And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. Judas felt overwhelmed and worthless and decided to take his life. Most people when overwhelmed by whatever is happening in life, they think of taking their lives because they don’t see a way out of the situation.
Luke 23:34a And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Judas was not aware that Jesus had already asked his father to forgive him. Guilt and unworthiness consumed him to death. Most people when faced with too many problems they keep it to themselves until they cannot take it anymore instead of talking to someone, if Judas spoke to someone he might have known that he was already forgiven. When life throws a lot on us, we need to take a break and refocus we might find a solution at places unexpected.
Lots of love see you in the next episode