Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mark 15:1-32

In the end, it comes down to this. Everything here is wrong. Political gamesmanship disregards justice. Insult is added to injury. The mockery in the midst of it all is breathtaking. And then, the temptation, "If you come down, then we'll believe." That sounds very much like his temptation by Satan in the wilderness.

What happened to Barabbas and what happened to me is the same. Jesus stepped in for both of us! What enduring love not to opt out at any point in this tortuous ordeal!


Tiff said...

Been thinking a lot about not defending oneself in the face of insult/conflict since women's Bible study last year. It has changed my thinking, encouraged me to let God be my defender. It is not natural for me. This act requires supernatural power and only Christ could perform it so perfectly.

RevReav said...

Thanks, Tiff. Easier said than done!