Here we see Jesus standing like a statue. He says nothing, he pleads nothing. Why? He has already preached, taught, healed but most still did not believe. His path is set the time is now he is ready to walk the path for us. Jesus stands alone and says not a word. Take this moment to focus on Jesus and only on Jesus as he stands for you. Ask yourself, “Where do I stand in regards to the truth of the Savior?”
Athanasius of Alexandria wrote, “That mystery the Jews traduce, the Greeks deride, but we adore. For it is a fact that the more unbelievers pour scorn on him, so much more does he makes his Godhead evident. Thus by what seems his utter poverty and weakness on the cross he overturns the pomp and parade of idols, and quietly and hiddenly wins over the mockers and unbelievers to recognize him as God.”
Dear God, today we acknowledge the truth. There have been times we have run away, have hid and done what we want knowing we are wrong. Forgive us! Today we will stand for You, we will not be silent, we will help another along the path. Raise us up to live by your power the life only you can give. Amen.