Why did Jesus cross the road?
Our neighbor called my husband to let him know that one of our chickens crossed the busy road and spent the day with their horses. (You can insert your own “chicken crossing the road” joke here.)
When we got home that night, we discovered that same chicken didn’t come back to the coop (like chickens normally do). So at 8:45 P.M., my daughter and I grabbed flashlights and headed over to look for it. We searched in the pine trees until we finally found it about 6 feet up. I held the flashlight while my daughter made her way through thick boughs and broken branches, getting scratched up, until she finally reached up to grab it. It flapped and flapped its wings, not wanting to come down, but she held on. She carried it back across the road, where we put it in the coop with the rest.
You know what? Jesus did the same for humanity.
When Adam and Eve sinned, they crossed the road, separating themselves from God—and we couldn’t bring ourselves back. So the Father sent his Son to earth to recover us. Jesus found us, even when we didn’t want to be found. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Then he rose from the dead, effectively carrying us back across the street to safety.
And someday he’ll come back and carry us all the way to our eternal home.
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