There were no accidents on the days surrounding Jesus' death. Jesus' last moments were not left up to chance. God chose the path; he selected the nails. Our Lord planted the trio of crosses and painted the sign. God was never more sovereign than in the details of the death of his Son. God didn't have to do all these things, you know. The only required act for our salvation was the shedding of blood, yet he did much more. So much more.
In He Chose the Nails, New York Times bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado will help you:
Learn just how much God loves and cares for you.
Take comfort that Jesus understands everything you face in this life.
Remember that there's nothing you can do to earn God's gift.
Stand firm in the promise that you are forgiven, and you are welcome in God's presence.
Search the scene of the cross and listen for God's gentle whisper, "I did it just for you."