“When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor.” ~ Matthew 27:1-2
The life of Pontius Pilate is difficult to accurately trace outside of his stature as a Roman ruler. Artifacts with his image and name place him unquestionably in history, and the Bible records his presence at the scene of Jesus’ trial to be crucified. Some regard him as a martyr, and others remember him as a brutal ruler. As Christians, we know God is purposeful in all He does. As we attempt to uncover and decipher the exact events of ancient history, one thing is remarkably clear: God’s love story with His people continues on, generation after generation, and Pontius Pilate appears in one of the most poignant scenes in history.