Another excerpt from "He Chose the Nails" by Max Lucado
The question. How do we explain it? Jesus was a backwater peasant. He never wrote a book, never held an office. He never journeyed more than two hundred miles from His hometown. Friends left Him. One betrayed Him. Those He helped forgot Him. Prior to His death they abandoned Him. But after His death they couldn't resist Him. What made the difference?
The answer. His death and resurrection.
For when He died, so did your sin.
And when He rose, so did your hope.
For when He rose, your grave was changed from a final residence to temporary housing.
The reason He did it. The face in your mirror.
The verdict after two millenniums. Herod was right: there is room for only one King.