The thing I love about the Gospel formulation in the first part of this chapter (specifically v.3-5) is the phrase that appears twice.
Did you see it?
"According to the Scriptures."
God had it all planned out. It wasn't an accident. He predicted it through the Old Testament prophets. Jesus Himself said it three times. This wasn't some contrived or cooked up Plan B. This was no contingency. It was according to the Scriptures - according to the plan of God.
That means God's in control. I need that word today. How about you?