Pilate, The Coward

Pilate proved himself a coward,
when he tried Emmanuel.
The verdict: “guilty.” So absurd,
his attempt the crowds to quell.

Up to Herod, Christ he sent.
(Jesus was from Galilee.)
No decision. Back he went.
Still, Pilate no fault could see.

High Priests cry “no friend of Caesar
is a ‘king’ on Roman lands.”
“Crucify him” loudly jeer.
Pilate calmly washed his hands.

Released Barabbas: the rebel.
Soldiers lead Jesus away.
Simon, a foreigner, they compel.
Jesus’ cross to convey.

Pilate proved himself a coward
When he judged Emmanuel.
Stand for Christ and be empowered.
Speak! And of his glory tell.

“When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it.”” ‭‭ Matthew‬ ‭27:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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