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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I am Barabbas

I am Barabbas.

The scorned.
The rejected.
The unwanted.

I am Barabbas.

The plotter,
The schemer,
The murderer.

I am Barabbas.

The convicted,
The condemned,
The sentenced.

I am Barabbas.

The freed,
The redeemed,
The unworthy.

Luke 23
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Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. 16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.” [17

18 But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!” 19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)

20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. 21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”

22 For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.”

23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. 24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.

I've always wondered what happened to Barabbas after he was released. What did he do? Where did go? Did he tell his story?

And then I think, what have I done? Where have I gone? Who have I told my story to?

2 comments:

Brian and Ashley said...

Great post Brittney- Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

Lindsey said...

This was an awesome post!!