No Small Stir
A.W. Tozer once wrote, "It is often difficult to tell in a given instance whether we have been defeated or are victorious in a conflict. Sometimes what looks like a defeat will be seen later to have been a positive victory. And it must not be forgotten that this principle works just the same in reverse. Our Lord could die with the same calm in which He had lived. He had known all along how things would turn out. He knew His apparent defeat would eventually be universal glory for the human race."