At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death.
At the time, crucifixion was the “worst” death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified.
Yet, it was even more dreadful for Jesus, for unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion, Jesus was nailed to the cross by His hands and feet, rather than tied.
Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long.
The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There’s a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist, that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support Himself, so that He could breathe.
Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus, He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross.
Jesus could not support himself with His legs for long because of the pain, so He was forced to alternate between arching His back and using his legs just to continue to breath.
Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.
Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours.
A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water from his wounds.
From common images, we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side. But do we remember the many wounds made to his body.
A hammer driving large nails through the wrists, the feet overlapped and a nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear.
And before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and beaten.
The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body.
The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard ripped from His face.
The crown of thorns (two to three inch thorns) cut deeply into His scalp.
Most men would not have survived this torture.
He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds.
All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying His own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones. The cross beam was almost 30 kg of weight, to which His hands were nailed.
Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you may have free access to God.
So that your sins can be “washed” away.
All of them, with no exception!
Jesus Christ died for you.
What a humbling message. Yet full of love and grace. I’m alive because He lives.
Dear Jesus, I cannot possibly comprehend the pain and suffering you went through,
to bear my sins, so that I could be saved and have eternal life. Thank you Lord!
Thank You that You died for me……………….You are awesome, Lord!
Thank you, All Worship, for posting this message.
United in Christ,
Thank you, Jesus, what you have done for me! It cost you all. May we give you our all in return.
He did this for me…..and you!
Thank you Jesus for Calvary….Where would I be, what would I be, if it were not for Calvary.
Thanks for posting this.
I can not understand such love, on the part of the Father or the Son, but humbly and gratefully accept His gift of life.
It was love that drove Christ to such an unimaginable pain.He died that I might live a life free from sin and reproach.
He paid the ransom.
Thank you Jesus.
Despite his sufferings during the trials, HE was quiet. HE was patient. How so great is our GOD to teach us “PATIENCE” this way? When I’m troubled, I always think this sufferings and control myself. This helps to a greater extent. I thank my GOD TO HAVE SHOWN THE WAY.
‘the message of the cross is foolish to those who dont believe, but to those who believe, it is the Power of God through the pulling down of strongholds’. Amen!!
Thank You very much Lord Jesus Christ. You save our sins.
Thank you God for giving us, me, the gift of your son, Jesus Christ. Thank you Jesus for dieing for me, and all your other children and paying the high price for our sins. I remain as faithful and hopeful as possible for those that still walk in darkness, and don’t know the Truth from a lie. My pray remains for the Salvationist of all souls.
I love you Jesus, with all my heart, truly I do!
Ohh Jesus have mercy on me and all human race. After all this suffering we are still rebellious
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for thinking of me and the whole world when you endured the cross.
Thank you Heavenly Father for your great and amazing love and thank you Lord Jesus for your faithfulness and obedience in accomplishing the mission. You died a cruel death for all our sins, Thank you AllWorship for this posting.