“They put Him to death by nailing Him to a cross. But this was God’s plan which He had made long ago.” Acts 2:23
The cross was no accident. Jesus’ death was not the result of a panicking heavenly Being who didn’t know what to do with a rebellious mankind. The cross didn’t surprise heaven. It wasn’t a hail Mary pass. The death of the Son of God was anything but unexpected when He said yes to coming to the earth. It was all part of an incredible divine plan, a calculated choice. The moment the forbidden fruit touched the lips of Eve, the shadow of the cross appeared on the horizon. And between that moment and the moment the man with the mallet placed the first spike against the wrist of Jesus, a master plan was fulfilled. Thank God, He had a plan.
– Pastor Riley –