Sunday, April 01, 2012

Pilate Marveled

When Jesus didn't defend himself or answer questions, Pilate marveled.  Late on that Friday afternoon, when the centurion came and reported that Jesus had already died, Pilate marveled at that too (Mark 15)

In the Passover psalm (118), we pray about the Father's acceptance of the Savior's sacrifice: "This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes." 

But it is not just we who marvel.  Pilate marveled.  All through the gospel accounts, people marveled at what Jesus said and did.  Believers and unbelievers.

It's kinda sorta like the praise song in Philippians 2, where every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.  Even those who do not believe will finally come to the last day when Christ will be vindicated and they will have to confess the truth.  And the whole world will marvel at the redemption that we find so marvelous in these holy days.

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