So often we think we have Jesus down pat. So often we would write a different script to save mankind. But it wouldn’t work. It wouldn’t include the scarlet thread of scripture, that reveals why He came, why we need Him, and where we go.
"I told her that if you are guilty of a crime and a fine needs to be paid, someone else can pay the fine for you. It is legal. It doesn't make you innocent, but legally, you are allowed to go. That's what Jesus did for you. You broke God's law, and Jesus paid the fine in His life's blood."
Another thing to note about governments and guardians: when their time is over, their spirit departs (v4). Just like us, they succumb to the ultimate statistic: 10 out of 10 people die. All their plans for good come to nothing for them. What is the point of placing our faith in someone mortal, like us? Shouldn’t we be looking towards someone immortal, which can be relied upon?
"The beginning of the story is wonderful and great, but it's the ending that can save you, and that's why we celebrate"