The Day Jesus Christ Died

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

This past Sunday, Palm Sunday, we celebrated Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Crowds lined the road. As Jesus passed by, they shouted out their hosannas and praises. Yet, within five short days those praises turned to condemnation and calls for Jesus’ death.

Crucify him! Crucify him! Crucify him!

Although Pilate could find no wrong in Jesus, he capitulated to the crowd’s demands and  handed Christ over to be crucified. After that, Pilate washed his hands of Christ’s innocent blood.

Jesus was the sacrificial Lamb of God. He willingly endured God’s wrath against mankind’s sins upon his sinless self, so we wouldn’t have to. Christ’s sacrifice allows those who claim Jesus as their Lord and Savior entrance into the very presence of God.

By Jesus Christ’s suffering and death our sins are forgiven. He who knew no sin took on the sins of the world, so that by His wounds we can be healed. No one made him do it. He did it because of his perfect Love.

Before you get to the music video at the bottom of the page, this video of a trauma surgeon describes the effect of crucifixion on the human body.

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When we were unable to help ourselves, at the right time, Christ died for us, although we were living against God. Very few people will die to save the life of someone else. Although perhaps for a good person someone might possibly die. But God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners. So through Christ we will surely be saved from God’s anger, because we have been made right with God by the blood of Christ’s death. While we were God’s enemies, he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Surely, now that we are his friends, he will save us through his Son’s life. And not only that, but now we are also very happy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we are now God’s friends again. Romans 5:6-11 (NCV)

I wish you well.


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This post originally appeared on Woven and Spun March 26, 2013.

4 thoughts on “The Day Jesus Christ Died

  1. Powerful video! I’d read of this before, but his presentation was particularly “enjoyed” because it was so personal!


    • It is powerful isn’t it? The horrors of what Christ went through to remove our sins from us is something we need to remember every single day of our lives, not just during the Easter season.


  2. Wow! A lump in my throat, tears in my eyes, gratefulness and love in my heart and joy as I look to my future. . . . . thanks to the submission of Jesus Christ, Son of the Almighty Living God, who willingly laid down His life in loving obedience to His Father so that I could have eternal life. (And, of course, all believers.)

    Amazing grace, indeed! He is risen! Alleluia!

    Thank you, Sandy.


    • The video puts it more into perspective for us, doesn’t it? We need to personalize Christ’s death and acknowledge the fact if it had only been one sin, and we were the only sinner, Jesus STILL would have gone through all that for us.


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