The Son of Man will die, just as the Scriptures say. Matthew 26:2
Have you ever noticed that God’s greatest blessings often come disguised as disasters? That the darkest night comes before the brightest day? And look at Calvary. Jerusalem’s collective opinion that Friday was that Jesus is finished. What other conclusion made sense? The religious leaders had turned him in. Rome refused to bail him out. His followers tucked their tails and scattered.
He was nailed to a cross and left to die, which he did. They silenced his lips, sealed his tomb, and, Jesus died. For those of little faith, they had followed him for three years of promises only to see Him placed in a borrowed grave. His disciples, friends and even Jesus’ enemies couldn’t find even one ray of hope for Him to get out of this one.
But God wasn’t surprised. His plan is right on schedule. Even in (especially in) death, Christ is still the king. He ruled over His own crucifixion so that we may have eternal life. Amen!