Today’s reading John 17-18

John 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

Jesus is on trial for His life. Pilate reminds Jesus of his great power. Pilate believes that he is in control. It would certainly seem so from the circumstances but Jesus knows that Pilate is not in power. He knows that any power Pilate and the government have were given to them by His Father. He is able to trust completely.

I wonder if that is the lesson that the Lord Jesus would have us learn today! We need to know that God is really in control even when it doesn’t seem that He is. Things are not going the way we would expect or want. We are about to suffer and get hurt.

Can we trust God that He is in charge and that He is taking care of it all?

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