A friendly face?

As Christ stood before Annas and Caiaphus to be interrogated by the a Chief Priests and elders, He was mocked, beaten and insulted before being sent to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate. Pilate then has Him scouraged and presented to the public before sentencing him to death in a legal process manipulated to produce this outcome (this article   provides a solid overview of the legalities involved with the Trial of Jesus Christ under applicable Roman and Jewish law at the time: http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T6310)

What worries me a little though is this: as Christ stood alone before the power of the political and religious authorities at the time, on His own, in the middle of the night, did He see a single friendly face? The Apostles are not there, the Holy Women who stood at the foot of the Cross with the disciple John wouldn’t have been allowed to attend – so during this whole process, as He stood alone before all these powerful authorities – was He totally alone?


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