February 11 Silent Witness

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Exodus 32:1-33:23;  Matthew 26:69-27:14;  Psalm 33:1-11;  Proverbs 8:33-36

“Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”  Jesus said, “You have said so.”  But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer.  Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear the many things they testify against you?”  But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.”  Matthew 27:11-14

 

Greatly amazed at…silence,

at no rebuttal,

no defense.

Silence.

Hear it?

Feel it?

The weight of it measured out

for my sin.

Speak a word of truth

and it might have changed

Pilate’s mind,

Changed the course of history,

Saved my Savior’s life,

but not mine.

Silence remained on His lips

willingly, obediently,

lovingly

for me.

What price, silence?

One life, for many.

Silence bought freedom

From God’s Word of wrath.

“Silence is golden.”

Thank you, Lord, for giving

Silence to me.

Lord Jesus, I thank and praise you for your amazing silence, your “Amazing grace that saved a wretch like me.  I once was lost, but now and found, was blind, but now I see.”  Thank you dear Jesus.  In your name I pray, Amen.

“Shout for joy in the Lord, O, you righteous…

Sing to him a new song;

Play skillfully on the strings,

with loud shouts.

For the word of the Lord is upright,

and all his work done in faithfulness.

He loves righteousness and justice;

the earth is full of the steadfast

love of the Lord.”

Psalm 33:1-5

 

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