Active or passive

Was Jesus a victim or a king? When “Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the chief priests and the Pharisees,” (John 18:3) they probably thought they were in control of the situation. Then “Jesus said to them, ‘I am he,’ [and] they stepped back and fell to the ground.” (John 18:6) Even from the cross, he spoke like the king which Pilate’s inscription declared: “Woman, here is your son?Here is your mother?I am thirsty.” (verses 27-28) As a king, Jesus waged a battle on Good Friday against sin, death and the devil, and Jesus finished his battle.

Do we wonder the same thing about God? When evil things happen, is God a victim or a king? It looks like evil is in control. Don’t believe it. God’s strength is hidden for a time, but not forever.

What about us? Are we victims or are we sons and daughters of God? Are we active or passive? Through Jesus, we will finish the battle.

Jesus our king, make this Friday good, and every day of our lives. Amen. — DAR

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Was Jesus a victim or a king? When "Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the chief priests and the Pharisees," (John 18:3) they probably thought they were in control of the situation. Then "Jesus said to them, 'I am he,' [and] they stepped back and fell to the ground." (John 18:6) Even from the cross, he spoke like the king which Pilate's inscription declared: "Woman, here is your son?Here is your mother?I am thirsty." (verses 27-28) As a king, Jesus waged a battle on Good Friday against sin, death and the devil, and Jesus finished his battle. Do we wonder the same thing about God? When evil things happen, is God a victim or a king? It looks like evil is in control. Don't believe it. God's strength is hidden for a time, but not forever. What about us? Are we victims or are we sons and daughters of God? Are we active or passive? Through Jesus, we will finish the battle.