Then He died.
Slow and painful, unforgettable, and humiliating was His death. Full of ridicule and scorn, this leader was being killed on a cross - a death reserved for the worst of offenders. There He was, hanging on a tree between two other known criminals, yet undeserving of His own punishment. The culmination of everything known about Jesus was dripping away from His body like blood to the ground.
(To be continued on Easter Sunday...)