"So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). Here they crucified him, and with him two others--one on each side and Jesus in the middle" (John 19:16-18 NIV).
Where is the crowd today? Standing aside watching it all happen without protest? Crying out, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" What a difference a few days make. How sad. How unforgivable. How human.
His blood is on our hands. It was for us, He died. It was for our sins that He carried the cross. It was for His Father's great love that He took our sins to the cross and died for them so that we can be forgiven. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Only Jesus could fulfill the prophesies. Only Jesus. We were hopeless without Him. We are saved by Him. We live because of Him.
"And anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it" (Matthew 16:38-39 NIV).