TOPIC: A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE TEXT: JOHN 19:31-42 The implication of stepping into Sabbath is to be sure that the bodies of those crucified are not left hanging on the cross. To have those crucified die faster is to be more brutal in having their legs broken. Imagine the additional pains that one who dies through crucifixion. Jesus did not allow His bones to be broken because He was the Passover lamb (Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; Psalm 34:20). In place of the bones, His side was pierced to fulfill Zech. 12:10; Rev. 1:7. In this case, blood and water came out to ascertain that He has indeed died according to the testimonies of witnesses in vs. 35. Jesus had secret disciples (Joseph Arimathea and Nicodemus) that actively participated in burring Him.
QUESTION How would you quantify the trauma of one who dies through crucifixion? PRAYER l can only imagine the experience you had on the cross for my sake Father. Kindly reveal more of yourself to me, Amen.