Something like that happened almost two thousand years ago. Satan and the forces of evil conspired to kill the holy, Son of God, but their plan backfired really, really big time. What they had intended for evil, God used for good (we even call the Friday on which Christ was killed "good"). The cross was not the defeat of God as intended, but the instrument through which He saved us. As George Bernard Shaw wrote, "We crucified him on a stick, but we have always had a curious feeling that He somehow managed to get hold of the right end of it."
©1997 C. David Hess