We are all like Barabbas. We were guilty of sin and deserved condemnation. We thought we were hopeless in chains.

But Jesus chose to be treated the way we deserve so we could be treated the way He deserves.

He took our place on the cross to set us free.

The governor asked them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you? ”

“Barabbas! ” they answered.

Pilate asked them, “What should I do then with Jesus, who is called Christ? ”

They all answered, “Crucify him! ”

Then he said, “Why? What has he done wrong? ”...

— Matthew 27:21-23 CSB