Jesus Christ was made a lowly human. Maybe we don’t think being human is all that lowly, but it is, especially if you are the Almighty God. He took on Himself the form of a servant becoming obedient unto death even death on the cross.
He was wounded, beaten, mocked, scourged, spit on, and He did this in our place. On top of all that, the real tragedy of the event, is that He was forsaken of His Father. It pleased the Lord to crush Him. He cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
The pain of crucifixion is so intense they invented a word for it–excruciating, which means “out of the cross.” It is pain that comes from dying on a cross.
Lots of people died on crosses, doing such a thing accomplishes nothing. Unless the one dying happens to be GOD IN THE FLESH taking the wrath of God on Himself for the sins of the world.
I for one am really glad that Christ died for me because now I can get drunk, cuss and swear, fornicate, and all manner of lewd things and totally get away with it! It also means God will help me buy a new car and accomplish the American Dream. And when I get cancer, He’ll just go ahead and take that away from me!
Isn’t it great that Christ suffered for me so I can live up to my full potential and accomplish all my dreams? Amen!