Friday, March 29, 2013
To Choose or not to Choose...
'Crucify him!' bayed the mob, leaving Pilate perplexed. 'Why? What has he done wrong?' he pleaded. But the people were being egged on by jealous leaders who hated Christ. 'Crucify him!' was their only cry.
In an attempt to free himself from guilt, Pilate took a bowl of water and washed his hands publicly, declaring 'I am innocent of the blood of this just man - you see to it' before handing Jesus over to be crucified. Like Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's famous play, no amount of water could wash away his sense of guilt, or make him innocent of the blood of Jesus. Also like her, he probably went on to commit suicide years later.
Choices. Whether to go with the crowd or strike out with the minority and follow Jesus as Saviour and Lord. This Easter, what are you going to do with Jesus who is called Christ?