Journey through Lent – Day 25
Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
Jesus did not die because of a fickle crowd or a coward ruler. He died because the Father chose to reconcile all sinners to himself. He died because he was obedient to God’s justice and mercy. He is the spotless lamb offered in our place.