Inexplicably, the Lord of Glory become the Man of Sorrows and goes to the cross for his people. Reading from Luke 22:66-23:49.
Jesus was very alone on the cross: the people had turned against him, his followers had deserted and even denied knowing him, and God himself turned his back on him as Jesus suffered the consequences of our sin. Jesus’ response to rejection and betrayal is remarkable. How great is his love!
Christ suffered on the cross, refusing to save himself in order to save us, knowing his Father would vindicate him three days later as He carried out His plan of redemption.