Jesus was not accidentally entangled in a web of injustice. The saving benefits of his death for sinners were not an afterthought. God planned it all out of infinite love to sinners like us, and He appointed a time.
Jesus, who was the very embodiment of his Father’s love for sinners, saw that the time had come and set his face to fulfill his mission: to die in Jerusalem for our sake. “No one takes my life from me,” Jesus said, “I lay it down of my own accord” (John 10:18).
—John Piper (via restorerepair)
Illustration for the City of Boulder, through Room 214. If you’re interested in seeing how this piece (and others like it) came together, check out my blog - lots of notes on process: http://orlincultureshop.com/blog/2013/8/23/city-of-boulder
Brian Miller is a genius. You gotta see the rest of his stuff!
The Red Wing Gentlemen collection