Which of the two do you want me to release? and the said, "Barabbas!" Matthew 27:21
In the history of wrong choices this one is tops. It takes my breath away. They chose Barabbas over Jesus.
Barabbas - a robber, murderer insurrectionist
Jesus - savior, healer, messiah, suffering servant leader
Barabbas (Strongs 912) son of the father....no name at all really. Son of someone.....no man...every man....
How? Why? I can't fathom it.
In a moment of honesty, I realize, there are moments in my life when I choose Barabbas over Jesus. I choose the known, the common, the profane over Jesus.
It takes my breath away.
It breaks my heart.
I determine to choose Jesus - every day in a million ways.
I choose Jesus - more and more - every day.
Living all of life before the face of God...