Luke 22:47–53, The Hour of the Power of Darkness

As Jesus chided the disciples for their failure to pray in Gethsemane, a crowd of armed men made their way into the garden. Judas, one of the Twelve, led the way and betrayed his Master with a kiss of friendship. This moment marked the beginning of what Jesus called the hour of “the power of darkness.” Truly, dark forces were at work that night. The evil one imagined that he was in control. But Jesus would soon clarify whose hand really wielded the power that night.