John Claypool, (1930-2005) once preached that if he was God, and if Jesus was his son, he would have done three things:
1) raise Jesus from the dead,
2) Destroy the world for it's hatefulness and evil,
3) Take his Son back to heaven and turned his back on the world for evermore.
Think about it. Good Friday God's power is profoundly conspicuous by it's absence. No last minute miracle to save Jesus, no thunderbolts of lightning falling on those who rejected and killed him.
In a world that worships power and glory, God flips the table on both.
May I learn the mystery of that amazing power. Amen.