When Judas spoke about Jesus, he used the expression, “He is the One!” This phrase includes the name of Yahweh (I am who I am). Thus, the traitor referred to the Lord by the unique name of the true God.The soldiers and the chief priests rushed upon Christ, bound him, struck Him, and led Him away to the judgment hall. What a horrible affliction! The truth was bound by those who were bound in sin. The hour of darkness came, and the unjust condemned God Himself for His love. Christ did not condemn the traitor who had kissed Him with the kiss of betrayal, but gave him the last chance of salvation and called him, “Friend!” God’s love, forgiveness, and salvation were summed up in this gentle name. Christ calls you “Friend” no matter how great your sin is. Do you hear His voice with a broken heart? Do you repent and weep?