And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, The King Of The Jews.
27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
– Mark 15:12-39
As of today there are 23 days until the November 8th General Election. This election may be one of the most crucial in decades.
Not only do we have a host of local and state elections occurring, but the both the US House of Representatives and US Senate face either retaining Republican control or either or both turning over to the Democrats.
Then there is the change in guard in the nation’s two highest offices – the President and the Vice President. Who wins the election for the Oval Office will also impact the direction of the US Supreme court for generations.
Each Saturday between now and Election Day, I will show where the top state and national candidates rate as far as getting my vote.
From the President to Governor to Senator and Representative, you can see how I am leaning from week to week.
- Libertarian Gary Johnson – 0 Ear of Corn
- Republican Donald Trump – 0 Ears of Corn
- Democrat Hillary Clinton – 0 Ears of Corn
- Green Party Jill Stein – 0 Ears of Corn
- Write-in Myself – 4 Ears of Corn (Voters Only Hope)
- Democrat Evan Bayh – 4 Ears of Corn (Why Bayh)
- Republican Todd Young – 0 Ears of Corn
8th District Congressional Representative:
- Republican Dr. Larry Buschon – 4 Ears of Corn
- Democrat Ron Drake – 0 Ears of Corn
- Democrat John Gregg – 4 Ears of Corn
- Republican Eric Holcomb – 0 Ears of Corn
This does not mean between now and November my mind can’t be changed. This is just how I am leaning at this point in time.
From the Cornfield, that’s how I view the races.
How are you leaning in your state and national elections?
In honor of Mother’s Day, from her album, Gospel Originals, here is Couldn’t Take It Any Longer, written and performed by Sharon L. Hollifield (Mom).
A very special extra from one of our dearest online friends, Gretchen – who wrote and performs this lovely song so perfect for this Christmas season.
The song was dedicated to another of our online friends, Arturo. Sit back, relax and take in this beautiful song and pay attention to the lyrics.