"What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?'" But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.
FROM THE FATHER'S HEART
My child, do you think I don't understand when words sting like barbed wire? I've seen you hurt after rejection, when others ridiculed you and called you reckless names. I've taken note of those who have teased you and tried to sway you from your belief in Me. But I've been there. I will give you wisdom and strength to remain steadfast. Just as I showed restraint, you can, too. In the end, your innocence will shine like stars in the night. Others will see — and believe.
A GRATEFUL RESPONSE
You knew the time for golden silence, Lord. When Your enemies demanded a response to their accusations, You uttered no idle words, no self-promotion, and no angry defenses. You were like a sheep led to slaughter. You knew Your mission, and You also knew Your divine status. Yet You remained selfless. I'm humbled by Your restraint, Lord. You are an example for me.
Love your enemies. They'll think you're crazy and leave you alone.
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