Illustration: Christ

Lady Diana Cooper, an aristocrat whose husband was an ambassador, went to a concert and began chatting with "a nice little woman." She suddenly realized the woman was Queen Elizabeth II. "Please ma'am," she said, "I'm sorry. I didn't recognize you without your crown." They recognized Jesus without His crown—by what He said. The crowds said, "Never man spake like this." They recognized Him by what He did. The disciples of John the Baptist reported, "The lame walk, the blind see." They recognized Him by what He did not do. Those who knew Him best testified that in Him was no sin.