And their voices prevailed.
The crowd outside of Pilate’s Judgment Hall clamored for Jesus’ crucifixion.
Pilate didn’t want to crucify Jesus.
Not because he was magnanimous, but because he didn’t want a riot on his hands. Not another one, anyway.
But a riot was what he was getting by not giving in to the crowd’s demands.
So Pilate has Jesus’ crucified.
St. Luke tells us that, “their [the crowds’] voices prevailed.”
The crowd got what they wanted.
The Jewish leaders got what they wanted.
Jesus would die.
But consider this.
“Their voices prevailed” could also be used to describe what the Holy Trinity wanted.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one God in three persons – agree in all things.
They agree that mankind must be saved from sin, death, and the power of the devil.
And they agree that the only way to save mankind is by the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.
Jesus says He will go. He says he will become man. He will bear their sin. He will die.
The Father and the Holy Spirit agree.
Their voices prevailed.
Jesus is crucified.
We are saved.
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