It’s Friday morning, 9 A.M. Killing time in Jerusalem.
Outside the Damascus Gate is a road and on the other side of the road is a flat area near the spot where the prophet Jeremiah is buried. Up above you can see a rocky outcropping that, if studied at a certain angle, looks like a skull. Eroded into the limestone are two sockets for the eyes, a place for the nose and maybe a place for the mouth.
Skull Hill, they called it. Golgotha.
Consider these three words from Mark 15:25, “They crucified him.” The word “they” speaks of the people who crucified our Lord. The “they” included the Romans, the Jews, and it includes you and me. We all had our share in the death of Jesus.
The word “crucified” speaks of the painful death he suffered. Crucifixion was the ultimate punishment in that day. It represented the…
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