By Greg Laurie
“For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease.”
In every good story there’s conflict, which makes it interesting. There’s the good guy and the adversary. There’s the conflict. Then the good guy overcomes the conflict and prevails in the end. We like stories with those elements.
During His earthly life, Jesus was in the middle of a story, and He knew how it would end. He knew the resurrection ultimately would come. Then the ascension would come followed by the salvation of all of those who put their faith in Him.
Despite how awful it was in the middle of His story, Jesus knew the greatest good would come from the worst thing imaginable.