By Lester A. Doyle, Jr.
The Lord’s Death
When we consider the Lord’s death, we sometimes fail to realize the greatness of it. Not only did he suffer pain that would be beyond our imagination, but he suffered shame and humiliation more than the worst criminals. He did not die in a bed with a doctor and family at his side. He didn’t even die on the streets of the city. Instead they took Him to a place outside the city, to “the place of the skull,” the worse place they could fine and made him carry His own cross.
All of this took place for us while we were yet sinners. When he died, he gave us the hope of eternal life. That is the greatness of it all.
Guardian of Truth XXXV: 14, p. 439
July 18, 1991