“I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast; my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws, you lay me in the dust of death.”
(Psalm 22: 14-15 ESV)
The patibulum was thrown down on the barren dark ground; as He voluntarily lays His bloody and savagely torn body upon its fierce death grip….
Surrendering completely… and remembering His promise…. His unconditional love for His friends who all but fled Him
Already scourged, disfigured, and beaten, He is covered in the thick spit of those who hate and mock Him
Seven inch nails are driven into His wrists as His knees are forcibly bent to pound that final nail into His blood stained feet….
The strain put on His wrists as they erect His cross immediately dislocates His shoulders and elbows
A slow death designed for maximum pain and humiliation….
The most painful and humiliating death ever created by man…..
Then quickly ushering in…. the impending difficulty of each deliberate exhale of breath…..and the impossibility to complete each full inhalation…..
The loss of blood and lack of oxygen causes severe cramps and spasmodic contractions as time slowly fades away
As sheering pain ricochets throughout His trembling and naked body as each second stands still
And as He struggles to look through blinding tears over a dying and lost humanity,
He sees the very few who mourn… but focuses on the multitude who seemingly glare at Him in their misfit triumph…
As He thoughtfully takes the time to pray for them there
There in this awful place called Golgotha….
His shallow breaths of life He sustains only briefly as small areas of His lungs eventually collapse
Decreasing oxygen levels causes acidic conditions in tissues that only build
This fluid buildup in the lungs further accentuates His continual and shallow labored breathing…
A deep and crushingly excruciating pain….
He begins to notice within His chest
As fluid and serum slowly compress His sinless and merciful heart
As His Heart becomes heavy….
As His Heart becomes stressed…..
And His Heart…. is failing…….
A man-made crucifixion so obscene……so excruciating…..so humiliating…..
That no man ever truly speaks about it…..
No one ever truly speaks about its torments…..