“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
When Jesus came on earth, His message went against anything they had ever heard. It challenged the status quo; it reversed the order. It is the revelation of Jesus that taught us that the secret of strength is in weakness, for when you are weak then you are strong (2 Corinthians 12:10). It is the revelation of Jesus that taught us that the secret of blessing is in poverty, “blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)
Acts of faith are but acts of self-surrender – putting an absolute stop to our own way, own work or own thought and to rest in God’s love, wisdom and power. That is what Jesus showed us when He laid down His life for our salvation.
Jesus was capable of coming down from the Cross unhurt but He knew that sometimes we have to do what we hate to create something we love. He knew there is great power in surrender.