Art by Owen Wiley
Art by Owen Wiley

Read: Mark 15:6-15

Barabbas was a murderer.  He was someone who was guilty of a crime, and someone who deserved death as a punishment.  However, the Jewish people chose to have Pilate release Barabbas (the guilty) and have Jesus (the innocent) punished.  This exchange is a great picture of what Jesus offers to you and me.  Jesus, the perfect and innocent Son of God, offers to die in the place of you and me (sinners worthy of God’s judgment.)

Question of the Day: Do you realize that you are a sinner deserving judgment from God?  Have you ever placed your faith and trust in Jesus Christ who has offered to take the penalty that you sins deserve?

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