"For Christ also hath suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..."
1 Peter 3:18
I can only imagine what it must have been like to be back in those days, to see our Savior and Lord taken to the court area and being condemned to the cross at Calvary.
What picture I could imagine took place; A Roman soldier walked down a narrow corridor in a Roman prison. He held the torch up, and back in the shadows was a man. The guard with his key opened the door of the cell and said, "Barabbas, get up and come with me." Barabbas began to plead, "No, wait, don't take me! Have mercy!" The Roman soldier said, "You're not going to die; there's somebody else who's going to die in your place. Come here. Look over on that hill. That's the cross we made for you. But there's someone else on it. He has taken your place."
In what happened to Barabbas, God arranged a perfect picture of substitution -- the just dying for the unjust that He might bring us to Himself.
Why not take time today to tell the Lord Jesus Christ how much you love Him and how grateful you are that He stepped out of glory and became obedient unto death -- even the death on the Cross -- for your sake and mine.