Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Christ vs. Crowd

"When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just Man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.... Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let Him be crucified" (Matthew 27:19,22).

Many voices in the crowd
Will give us their advice
(Some are whispered, some are loud)
On what to do with Christ.

The wife of Pilate gave her voice
To not become involved,
But that is surely not a choice,
So nothing there was solved.

Pilate asked the hostile mob,
Whose frenzy then was stirred,
But why should angry sinners rob
The counsel of God's Word?

The only One whom we should heed
Is God, the Holy Spirit.
The Word of God is all we need
Today, if we will hear it.

What then shall we do with Christ?
Receive Him now as Lord,
Who for our sins was sacrificed!
The crowd should be ignored.

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