Herod was delighted when Jesus showed up. He had wanted for a long time
to see him, he’d heard so much about him. He hoped to see him do
something spectacular. He peppered him with questions. Jesus didn’t
answer—not one word. But the high priests and religion scholars were
right there, saying their piece, strident and shrill in their
accusations. Luke 23:8-10 (TM)
I find it interesting that Jesus trials encompassed all of the major "earthly" players. The high priest and Sanhedrin represented the religious power of the day. Pilate represented the world power of the Roman Empire. Herod was as ruthless and cunning a local politician as you could find. Jesus stood before each of them – and said nothing. The events of that day were not about earth or Rome or a moment in history. The events of that day were about an eternal plan and a spiritual Kingdom.
This world is not our home. We’re just passin’ through.