Barabbas

By Michelle Avery — Editorial Assistant, Herald and Banner Press

“And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection” (Mark 15:7).

Have you ever felt like Barabbas? Like you were about to be crushed by punishment you absolutely deserved when somebody came to deliver a message from the Judge — a message of full pardon. Really, there are few things more ridiculous.

No one knows better than you how rotten your actions were. What you did was wrong. Now somebody is trying to convince you that you can walk out free? It does not make any sense!

But no jail keeps people for free. The charges have been dropped, so you have to leave.

Incidently, I would recommend taking the main road heading west out of town. It will explain a lot. You will pass a little hill with an unusual amount of activity all around it. They call it Skull Hill, and that is the Man being crushed by punishment in your place.

“And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will” (Luke 23:25).

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