Station 4: The Sanhedrin Tries Jesus
Luke 22:66-71 – 66 When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said, 67 “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, 68 and if I ask you, you will not answer. 69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” 70 So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.” 71 Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”
Jesus had prayed that the cup of suffering would be taken from him. Maybe he, like Abraham who trusted God to show up so he wouldn’t have to sacrifice his son on the altar, is still trusting that his Father will show up to deliver him. Jesus doesn’t provide an argument. He doesn’t provide a defense. Throughout the gospels we see Jesus spending time in meditative prayer, surrendering to the Father’s will. Here again, we see Jesus surrendering to the Father.
What does surrender look like for you? With your palms facing up, hum or sing a verse of I Surrender All. If you need a refresher of what it sounds like, listen to the video below.