Jesus is unique, the only one who can pull off a special task. He is unique in that he is both God and man, which means he can identify and represent both. That’s why his death is so unique from any of the billions of other people who have died. Jesus’ death is vicarious for humanity–he can die for our sins. So also is his resurrection–he can bring us to life! In so doing, Jesus stands in the gap between God and man, offering a bridge to new life, to a new start.