A Day of Infamy
“But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? And they cried out again, Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.” (Mark 15:11-15)
Today’s Morsel: December 7, 1941, the day on which Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II: so, referred to by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his speech to Congress the next day, asking for a declaration of war on Japan stated, this will be a date in which he said will live on in infamy. Infamy means being famous for something bad or negative. Many were killed, and buildings, ships and planes were destroyed. President Roosevelt said, “No matter how long it may take to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through absolute victory.” It was seen by many as a day of evil and destruction of innocent lives.
When the religious leaders pressured Pilate to have Jesus crucified, it was seen by many as a day of infamy. This evil act of pride and self-will have over the time caused many to lose their lives. But no matter how long it may take to overcome this premeditated evil by Satan, the church in her righteous might will win through absolute victory.
Sing: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword; His truth is march on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah, Glory, glory, hallelujah, Glory, glory hallelujah, His truth is marching on.
Thought For Today: We win.