Every year we come to this season where we remember the death of a man who lived more than 2,000 years ago. There are very few we hold in such high regard as to set aside their death as a time of remembrance. What is so special about this one man’s death? Why do we remember Jesus?
Jesus’ death was one that was unfair and cruel, but it was not uncommon. We’ve all heard stories of innocent people put to death, so that isn’t strange. There are also those who have been betrayed by a friend resulting in their death, so nothing there. Innumerable others have been beaten and many were crucified on a cross. So Jesus death was not that different from people who have suffered before Him and after Him. If Jesus’ death was not strange why do we take time to memorialize it?