Almighty Everlasting Father, you are Jehovah Hashopet, the LORD our judge. You are holy and just. There is no other like you. You take what men mean for evil and turn it to your glory. Caiaphas thought he was removing a political thorn from his side. You used the death Caiaphas desired to glorify Jesus and redeem the faithful. Your ways are not our ways. Your thoughts are not like our thoughts. You are worthy of honor and praise. My soul is redeemed. My heart is thankful in the name and authority of Jesus who died for me, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“It was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be expedient that one man should die for the people.” (John 18:14 ESV)