Thinking about Easter? Here's a thought from He Chose the Nails:
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 verdict after two millenniums? Herod was right: there is room for only one King.