The governor answered and said to them , “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?They said , “Barabbas
22 Pilate said to them , “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?They all said to him , “Let Him be crucified!”
Pilate gave up one Jesus for another Jesus, one “son of the father” in place of another. He exchanged an assassin for an innocent man who died in his place. This decision surely has the orchestration of God .
The innocent went to the cross in the stead of the guilty.
May this scripture resonate with you as you go through this Easter ,consider it’s truths ,The demonstration of God’s unconditional love ,his infinite grace and mercy .
The scriptures called barabas a notorious criminal . A record like this we all agree must not be given such pardon for his crimes ,yet when Pilate asked “who shall we release ?” The crowed ignorantly yelled even the more , “release Barabbas ,crucify Jesus.
So Jesus took the place of Barabas ,so to speak ,and paid not only for his sins but for us all ..Barabas received acquittal for his crimes ,he was free .
It was with this that God demonstrates his plan for man’s salvation ,.. When Jesus was crucified for the sins we committed ,He took our place on the cross ,and God placed all wrath on him .
It was A judgement we never deserved ,yet did we receive .
Happy Easter in advance