The annals of history are full of instances of the miscarriage of justice. Innocents wrongly accused, and worse yet, wrongly punished. It's because of the commonness of such occasions that the Innocence Project was first founded. From its webpage we read, "The Innocence Project is a nation litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice."
The men and women who belong to the project are go getters, tenacious, unrelenting in the efforts the right wrongs, clear names, and tip the scales of justice back in favor of the innocent.
If the innocence project had existed when Jesus received His farce of a trial they might have jumped all over the case. Surely a DNA test would prove conclusively that Jesus was in fact the very Son of God--sinless!
Yet God, the very Author of Justice, was there and did nothing. To have intervened would have been to have thwarted His own plan for our redemption and salvation.
Author Max Lucado, in his book THE APPLAUSE OF HEAVEN, has this to say:
It wasn't right that spikes pierced the hands that formed the earth. And it wasn't right that the Son of God was forced to hear the silence of God. It wasn't right, but it happened. For while Jesus was on the cross, God sat on his hands. He turned his back. He ignored the screams of the innocent. He sat in silence while the sins of the world were placed upon his Son. And he did nothing while a cry a million times bloodier than John's echoed in the black sky: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Was it right? No.
Was it fair? No.
Was it love? Yes.
"About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" which means 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' " (Matthew 27:46).
Max Lucado is one of the most beloved American authors and speakers of this generation. Most of his books have appeared on one or more best seller lists, including those published by the "New York Times," "USA Today," "Publishers Weekly," and the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA).