Jesus says to a doubting Thomas in John 20:29, “Thomas, because you have seen me you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
When God entered time and became a man, he who was boundless became bound. Imprisoned in flesh. With a wave of his hand he could have boomeranged the spit of his accusers back into their faces. With an arch of his brow, he could have paralyzed the hand of the soldier braiding the crown of thorns. But he didn’t. He stood silent as a million guilty verdicts echoed in the tribunal of heaven.
After three days in a dark grave, he stepped into the Easter sunrise with a smile and a question for lowly Lucifer. “Is that your best punch?” He gave up the crown of heaven for a crown of thorns. He did it for you. Just for you!