Wednesday, March 22, 2017

He Answered Nothing

"He answered nothing." 
(Mark 15:3)

'There is a place of stillness that allows 
God the opportunity to work for us, and 
gives us peace. It is a stillness that ceases 
our scheming, self-vindication, and the 
search for a temporary means to an end
through our own wisdom and judgement. 
Instead, it lets God provide an answer, 
through His unfailing and faithful love, 
to the cruel blow we have suffered." 
AB Simpson

The day when Jesus stood alone
And felt the hearts of men like stone,
And knew He came but to atone--
   That day "He held His peace."

They witnessed falsely to His word,
They bound Him with a cruel cord,
And mockingly proclaimed Him Lord;
   "But Jesus held His peace."

They spat upon Him in the face,
They dragged Him on from place to place,
They heaped upon Him all disgrace;
   "But Jesus held His peace."

My friend have you for far much less,
With rage, which you called righteousness,
Resented slights with great distress?
   Your Savior "held His peace."

"Resented slights with great distress..."
Guilty as charged. Come, Lord Jesus!

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