There is so much that we can learn but today I'm choosing to just focus on 2 verses. To me these verses speak so loudly of the “goodness, greatness & grandeur” (to take Pastor Ron’s words) of a God who is so much bigger than we can fathom & loves us so much more than we deserve that I had to stop & absorb it all.
“I am he.” – John 18:5
That's it. Those three words.
Chief priests, Pharisees & a detachment of soldiers come carrying torches, lanterns, & weapons. A small army of men, equipped for battle, come for a single man. Just at their arrival it would seem that they recognized that he wasn't just an ordinary man. Then he says those three little words when asked who he is & they fall. With just three words they, the armed soldiers, fell to the ground overcome by his obvious power & authority.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Matthew 26:69-75, Mark 14:66-72, Luke 22:55-62, John 18:25-27, Matthew 27:1-2, Mark 15:1, Luke 22:66-71, Matthew 27:3-14, Mark 15:2-5, Luke 23:1-7, John 18:28-37, Luke 23:8-12, Matthew 27:15-26, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:13-25, John 18:38-19:16