Today's Devotion is "We Are All Barabbas" (Day 35 in our series 40 Days of Easter Truth)
Our Easter Focus Passage today is: Luke 23:13-25
13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
14 and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.
15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
Now, here's today's Easter Truth:
Every year, Christians from all walks of life come together in their homes, churches, and communities to celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As we read His story, act it out in Easter plays, preach it from the pulpit, and discuss it in small groups, we experience afresh and anew the wonderful grace extended to us on that day thousands of years ago.
We not only talk about Jesus, but we also talk about the other characters that help to make up the Easter story. We think of Judas who betrayed Jesus, Peter who denied he even knew Jesus, the lawmakers of that day who mocked Jesus, the crowds of people who condemned Jesus and called for His crucifixion, and Pilate who gave the people what they wanted by handing Jesus over to die.