We Have A King

“Pilate said to them, ‘Shall I crucify your King?’  The chief priests answered, ‘We have no king but Caesar!’ “. John 19:15. NKJV

Jesus is the King of kings.

Thank You, Lord, for ruling over us with righteousness and grace.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

“We have no king
but Caesar”

they said
before they knew

they had indeed
an eternal King

and that King
was You.

God bless you as you serve your King today!

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Answering Nothing

“Then Pilate asked Him again, saying, ‘Do You answer nothing? See how many things they testify against You?”  Mark 15:4

“But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marveled.” Mark 15:5

Lies and accusations can steal our peace, time and energy.

Thank You, Lord, for being the truth we can respond to. And here’s a simple poem . . .

So many lies and accusations

are spoken and inferred

but I don’t have to worry

or give back a single word

 

for I have a Good Shepherd

who speaks Truth to me each day

to Him I will respond

listen and obey.

God bless you as He speaks Truth to you today!

 

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King Jesus

“Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:

JESUS OF NAZARETH
THE KING OF THE JEWS (John 19:19)

Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. (John 19:20)

Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews”.'” (John 19:21)

Despite the objections, the title remained.

Thank You, Lord, for establishing Your Kingdom, even when we don’t know just how much we need You as our King. And here’s a simple poem . . .

His Kingdom Come

You say rightly
that I am King
and it is for
this very thing
that I have come
into the world
to establish My Kingdom
and let Truth rule.

Made Better

“That very day Pilate and Herod became friends with each other, for before that they had been at enmity with each other.” Luke 23:12

These two enemies becoming friends after seeing Jesus has me thinking that every single person who encounters Him, even in a small way, is made better.

Oh Jesus, may we let You brush up against someone through us today. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Encounters of the Jesus Kind

Brush up against Him
and you won’t be the same

take a little look
and be forever changed

full out believe Him
and be torn apart

as He rents the veil from your eyes
and plunges truth into your heart.

His Blood Be On Me

“When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, ‘I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it.’ ” Matthew 27:24
“And all the people answered and said, ‘His blood be on us and on our children.’ ” Matthew 27:25

I understand the context in which the above words were spoken, but something in me wants to say “indeed” and “amen”.

Oh Lord, let Your blood be upon us and on our children, covering us and washing away our sins. Here’s a simple poem . . .

Rescued

I would that there
had been no cross
no beatings, no blood

but then there would’ve been
no sacrifice, no atoning
no forgiveness of my sin

so I stand within the multitude
guilty of Your blood
and rescued by its flow.

The Silent Defense

“Then Pilot said to Him, ‘Do you not hear how many things they testify against You?'” Matthew 27:13
“And He answered Him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.” Matthew 27:14

We have an enemy who threatens and accuses us constantly.

Help us remember, Lord, not to waste our time and energy defending ourselves to satan. You took care of all that on the cross. And here’s a simple poem . . .

His Witness Protection Program

Sometimes silence
is our best defense

when we are accused of
what we never did

and the truth gets twisted
into a giant mess

we can quiet our hearts
beneath His righteousness.

Has Jesus ever asked you to keep still while you were accused?

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