Good morning all,
The word of the day is “arraign.” When Jesus was nearing the end of his ministry and life, he had it pretty rough. He had given everything in the way that he lived, and was about to give even more in the way that he died. At this point in the story, Jesus is brought in front of the most powerful people, those with all of the power to either put him to death, or let him live.
Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate. “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “You have said so,” Jesus replied. The chief priests accused him of many things. So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.” But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.
My question is: how do you respond to Jesus, knowing that he chose to take a very difficult path for both your sake and mine? My prayer is that you always remember that there is a ton of stuff going on in life, but most of it is not as important as the decision to make Jesus a part of your life a little bit more each day. Although Jesus was arraigned and eventually put to death, he now sits in glory with the Father and awaits your day of acceptance into the kingdom. Hold on and make a difference for the Savior!
Praying for you,