The awful moment had come which was to decide the destiny of the world. Will the Son of God drink the bitter cup of humiliation and agony?
In an upper chamber of a dwelling at Jerusalem, Christ was sitting with His disciples. They had gathered to celebrate the Passover. He knew that His hour was come; He Himself was the true paschal lamb, and on the day the Passover was eaten, He was to be sacrificed. But a few quiet hours remained to Him, and these were to be spent for the benefit of His beloved disciples.
Judas the betrayer was present at the sacramental service. And sitting there in the very presence of the Lamb of God, the betrayer brooded upon his own dark purposes.
The disciples did not suspect Judas. But they saw that Christ appeared greatly troubled. “Verily, I say unto you, that one of
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