Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they nailed him to the cross. Two others were crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them. John 19:17-18 NLT
It’s a shared experience of childhood: you will get blamed for something you didn’t do. This happens where you find children: in the home, school or playground. If a group of adults sit and reminisce about their childhood, there would be at least one story about being punished for the actions of someone else. In the moment, it’s not easy to endure. Nobody wants to be disciplined for another’s wrongdoing.
Jesus was tried and sentenced to die and He was on His way to be crucified. He was innocent of the charges but this court had no tolerance for the truth. This trial was about power for the religious leaders. For Jesus, this was His mission on earth: He came to die so He could redeem man from sin. He was on His way to the place of the Skull. It is believed, that this was a place where many people lost their lives. He went willingly! 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”
Jesus Christ became our Savior when He died on the cross that day. In the past, atonement for sin was made at intervals because the blood of animals only covered sin. Hebrews 10:4 says, “For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” The process was not easy for the Father or the Son. When Jesus experienced the break in fellowship, He did not abandon the mission. “Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” Hebrews 12:2 In the end, He accomplished His mission and was able to say, “It is finished.”
Thought for Today: Friend, Jesus paid your penalty on the cross.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.