Mark 14:53-72 is full of irony. The judge of the world is on trial! This is a clear pointer to the Cross. God stands in our place, taking the judgment we deserve! That's the gospel message! He stands where we deserve to be, so that we can stand where he deserves to be! Christ in our place, by His grace, to bring us into His space! And yet, as we see with Jesus' answer in vs. 62, the One being judged is the Judge; He will be vindicated by the judgement of God; and He will come in judgment! The Suffering Servant will be vindicated! How have you responded to the King? Those who trust in King Jesus have the same promise of vindication (1 Peter 2:6)!