There was an interesting note in my Bible about Barrabas. It says it was ironic that he was accused of the same thing they were accusing Jesus, mounting up an insurrection, and yet he went free while Jesus paid the price for his crime. It was also interesting that Barrabas is simply referred by his first name and is never referred by his given name (as in Simon Peter, son of Jonah). He could have been anyone’s son – and that’s just the point. Barrabas’ freedom is a perfect example of the freedom we experience through salvation from Christ’s death and it is available to us all.