Jesus came to earth primarity to be sinner’s substitute. Each believer had been given to Christ in eternity past, that in coming to earth He understood and knew intimately each one who would come to believe in Him. Jesus died for the sin of the entire world, meaning that each sinner could come but He died for a particular people. Jesus died for His sheep. He knew each one, all of the details of their lives, and He chose to willingly submit to the torture of the cross for them. He had in His mind each one of His beloved ones. Remember this day, soon working to Good Friday, how Passion Week wound itself up that from a triumphal entry into Jerusalem He ended the week dead in a borrowed tomb. Death never could hold God but its grip was there. Think upon the sacrifice Jesus made and in fact became to secure salvation.
Musings upon the Passion