Barabbas was a robber
Yet he was the people’s choice,
To be released instead of Jesus
When Pilate honoured the crowd’s voice.
When we prefer Barabbas
We choose darkness over light,
And robbed of truth and integrity
As we refuse to fight the good fight.
When we prefer Barabbas
We hate the actual truth,
Because although it’s evident and purely clear
We refuse to accept its proof.
“What is truth?” asked Pilate
As the Truth stood before him,
And found no fault in the Anointed One
With no blame to underpin.
Although Pilate sought to release Him
The crowd roared even louder,
“If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar’s friend”
Hence Pilate became a coward.
Barabbas was a thief
Yet like a thief in the night,
Will come the day of the Lord
With great power and with might.
When voices loud and manipulative
Try to crucify the truth,
They join forces with every form of evil
To extinguish all the facts and proof.
But the truth will resurrect
And cannot be smothered too;
It cannot be contained but will shine the light
Because it’s timeless and it’s true.
Whoever wants truth will always search
To find treasure in its beauty;
When they sincerely ask “What is truth?”
And discover Jesus’ deity.
(C) P.B. 2021
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life..” 1 Timothy 6:12
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night,” 2 Peter 3:10
“Pilate said to Him, ‘What is truth?’…‘I find no fault in Him at all.’”John 18:38
“Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews? Then they all cried again, saying, ‘Not this Man, but Barabbas!’ Now Barabbas was a robber.” John 18:39-40
“If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.”John 19:12
“The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.” Acts 3:13-15
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12
“But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:18-19
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14:6