It had to happen. The political and religious leaders were too threatened, Jesus was absolutely faithful, and God was so passionately in love with humanity that God was going to act in a decisive way that addressed human sin with finality. So at the cross God brought all of this together in an act of divine reconciliation that only God could initiate. And Jesus was hung on the cross and died. But he did so with arms wide open in a welcoming embrace – inviting every human being to experience his forgiveness, healing and eternal life. Which means there is still one unanswered question. Are you ready to open your arms back and accept Jesus’ invitation to do for you what you absolutely need, but can never do yourself?