His Truth, Parenthetically Speaking

He was silent…

April 21, 2011

 

 

As we approach the end of Holy week, I can’t help but think about all the accusations.

Questioned about his teaching…

Accused of secretly misleading the people…

Chief priests looking for false evidence against Him…

Accused of threatening to destroy the temple and then rebuild it in 2 days…

He remains silent.

Questioned about being the son of God…

He replies yes…

Accused of blasphemy…

He remains silent.

Accused of lying…

Accused of being a heretic…

Accused of blasphemy…

Accusations flew…accusations in court and out of court and yet He answered simply or was silent.

No big defense, no rebuttal, no if ands or buts.

Security in the One who knew the truth, in the One who is the Truth.

Steadfastness in following the plan of the One who knows all, sees all, directs all, created all…

No need to defend when you truly know who you are.

Do you know who you are?  Where is your identity today?

Is it in your work, your marital status, your kids, your status, your money, fame, popularity, deeds?

Or is it purely in Christ? Do you remember everyday that you are a princess?  A daughter of the King!

Redeemed, ransomed, rescued!

New, justified, sanctified!

Loved, accepted, protected!

Provided for, guarded, and defended!

Watched over, sung over, and died for!

Delighted in, disciplined, guided!

Freed, released, liberated!

Created in His image!

Set apart, for a purpose, a plan, a reason!

Nothing else matters.  Oh other things will feel like they matter…there is pain, disappointment, successes, earthly rewards, emotional highs and lows…But do these temporary circumstances really matter to a Princess who only has eyes on the King?

Turn your eyes upon Jesus and the things on earth will grow slowly dim in the light of His glory and Grace!   Helen H. Lemmel

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