In Jerusalem that day were two mothers, both grieving for their sons...they prayed that God would be merciful.
One mother, Mary, watched as her son died... The other mother welcomed her son home, saying, with grateful tears in her eyes, 'Barabbas! God has answered our prayers!'
Another man more important than the mission. Jesus died on Barabbas' cross ... our cross.
from Power of Your Love by Geoff Bullock, 2000. (p.171)