The other night at dinner I asked the kids if they understood the gist of Easter, the true significance. After they each contributed their knowledge of the story, I offered some analogies to give them even more perspective. What if you got sent to detention and the kid beside you in class volunteered to serve it for you? What if you got expelled from school and some random student offered to leave so that you could stay? And then I ramped up to what if they caught one of the Isis guys and someone volunteered himself to serve the sentence?
To each one, my oldest exclaimed, nobody does that!
Because yes, Jesus died on the cross even for those men who are beheading on the beach.
Today isn't just Good. It's Wonderful Friday, Amazing Friday.