Suddenly in Mark 15, it appears that everything is out of his control. That's what has amazed me this evening. That he appeared to relinquish control in a way that made others feel like they controlled him; when in reality, he used all their actions in a way that eventually revealed that he was still in control.
I fight for control in my daily life, or at least I am highly uncomfortable when things feel out of control. Pretty deceived most days, right? I am reminded that only God is truly in control, that I rarely see what he is about when it is in process, that he will write the end of the story in ways I can hardly imagine at this point.