It’s a case not likely to be cracked by even the world’s greatest detectives. The victim was an innocent 33 year old single male of middle eastern descent who was apprehended while out with his friends, taken away and beaten till he was beyond recognition, stabbed through each extremity, stabbed in his side, and then left for dead on display for his family and friends to see. You’ve heard the story and you know the victim well. It was Jesus, the innocent Son of God who was killed on a cross. The Bible says, “he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) The greatest mystery of all time is why the Author of All Things would humble Himself to become a character in the story, and not just any character, but the victim, who allows Himself to be killed to save the lives of his enemies. It’s not logical, it’s not reasonable, and it’s not fair. What could be the motive? Only Love. For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life. That’s God’s Love for us. What a wonderful mystery!

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