Just then we see a despondent bystander. By now he has given up on history, because history has been so unkind to his people. He looks up at Jesus. He reads the sign over his head. And he says, “You look like the kind of king we’d get!”
Well, look at him!!! Is it any wonder the people said, “No, not him!”? Is it any wonder they said, “Make it Barabbas!”? And here’s something really important. Jesus himself, he would have said the same thing.