God On Trial

“God on trial.”

Just those words were enough to make me pause. God on trial? Unthinkable. Unimaginable. How can God be tried? My mind refuses to wrap itself around these words.

And yet, they’re true.

For Jesus, fully God yet fully man, stood before the Sanhedrin; before Herod; before Pilate. He stood there on trial.
Arraigned before the universe He stood to face His accusers. Found innocent by Pilate, yet condemned to die on Calvary. The One who cannot lie, cannot sin, cannot blaspheme; bearing the sins of the world on His shoulders and in His heart.

It’s been weeks since I first read those words in the midst of proofreading the YD magazines that are currently in the hands of people across the world.

I still can’t wrap my mind around those words. Something about God being on trial is mind-boggling.

I don’t pretend to understand it. But this I know….

Because God was willing to take on humanity. Because He was willing to be on trial, to be falsely accused, reviled, persecuted, and slandered (all things I shrink from)…. Because of this I can be, I am,

Reedemed, ransomed, forgiven.


Pictures of life


GYC 2012/13


YD dock (promise of spring)


This. Is. Life. (Memorizing Scripture changes me)


First time on skis. Loved it. Will go again (and hopefully not injure myself again). I loved my skiing lesson too… (Photo Credit: Jessica)


Snowshoeing with friends.