Here's another sermon by the preacher Judah Smith that I saw today. I really like it, and I hope you do too. Tell me what you think.
Wow. Just, wow.
That brought tears to my eyes.
Perhaps a bit of over-interpretation, on Judah's part, but the main point of both the book, and the sermon, is that Jesus DID make the sacrifice so that people like Barabbas could have a second chance. We don't know if Barabbas was really so unconcerned about Jesus like Judah Smith said; for all we know, he did feel bad for Jesus. But that's not the point. The point is that we're all Barabbas comapared to Jesus, and yet, not only did he commit the ultimate act of selflessness to free every Barabbas, or pretty much nearly everyone else besides himself, giving all an afterlife, and choices for what kind of afterlife. What's more, in spite of taking the punishment of billions, Jesus' purity allowed his body, soul, strenght mind, heart, and will to come back, and better than ever.
This all goes to show that God's will is utterly indomitable.