If we look to anything other than the cross or supplemental to the cross, Jesus died for nothing. Death on the cross was plan A. There was no other plan; no other way to save us. The plan didn't end on the cross though. On the other side of the cross is life!
”Christ was crucified before the world was born. God orchestrated every moment of history necessary to lead Him to the Cross. Don’t think God has lost the plot on your story, either.” @louiegiglio