Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus

From Grace for the Moment: Morning and Evening Edition by Max Lucado

A Meeting of Moments

[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 cosmological engineer. The cross wasn’t a tragic surprise. Calvary was not a knee-jerk response to a world plummeting toward destruction. It wasn’t a patch-up job or a stop-gap measure. The death of the Son of God was anything but an unexpected peril.

No it was part of an incredible plan. A calculated choice.

The moment the forbidden fruit touched the lips of Eve, the shadow of a cross appeared on the horizon. And between that moment and the moment the man with the mallet placed the spike against the wrist of God, a master plan was fulfilled.

-From GOD CAME NEAR

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