Herod: Day 27 of Lent
8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had been wanting to see him for a long time, because he had heard about him and was hoping to see him perform some sign. 9 He questioned him at some length, but Jesus a gave him no answer. 10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 11 Even Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him; then he put an elegant robe on him, and sent him back to Pilate.
Only Luke records this incident.
What about Herod then, Lord?
A devout Jew, who denied his faith by his actions and his immorality.
His reputation is that he’s superficial, Lord, only interested in being entertained, only concerned about current fashions and present trends.
And you just stood there.
This silence is not so impressive, it’s sad.
When there’s nothing you can say to get through to a man because he’s so superficial, it’s very sad.
He wanted you to perform a miracle; and I would like you to perform a miracle!
no sophisticated conjuring trick, but one of yours, a real miracle.
I’m astonished and thrilled to see how you are breaking down barriers.
So what about the gulf between North and South? Will you please create a willingness
in all of us who have far more than we need to share justly with all who have almost nothing?
That will take a real miracle!
-which only you can handle.
And please, Lord,
I would like a miracle for me -will you please make me more trusting,
and more loving?