Was it absolutely necessary for Jesus to be brutally crucified on a Roman cross in order to redeem humankind? Could God have chosen some other way? Perhaps. But I cannot think of a better way.
Through one man, Adam, all are fallen. Through Christ, all are raised up and redeemed. This got me to thinking about my role as one member of Christ’s body.
I think I have been channeling my inner St. Peter recently. St. Peter was a very determined, almost stubborn fellow, who was quick to jump to extremes with Jesus. Most notably, St. Peter liked to speak by using a lot of “never”s.
I have brokenness, and I have loved ones with brokenness. Whatever our response has been to the brokenness in our world, we need to inhale deeply of the truth that our Lord is the one who is making all things new.
Jesus Christ is the Son of Man who died for all. He is the One who voluntarily perished so that all could live, thrive and flourish—not just for a time, but forever and ever.