They tied him up, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate the governor.

Jesus had voluntarily surrendered Himself through this whole process. He wasn’t being forced around against His will. Yet they handled Him very rough. Tied up, led around like a dog, told what to do. While He was/is God He did not exert His authority.

While we don’t physically handle Jesus we do have some control over where He goes and what He does in our lives. How do you and I handle Jesus in our lives? Do we drag Him around? Do we hide Him in some cases and put Him out front in other cases? Actually, doing any of this demonstrates that we aren’t treating Him as we should, as He really is; the Lord of our lives. He should be taking us around, not the other way around.

Lord, I’m sorry if I don’t treat you any better than those guards. You are supposed to be the Lord of my life and I acknowledge that. I am yours to hide and display. Thank you for your love and grace. Amen.